CD Review: Scandal – “Yellow”

Artist : Scandal Album : Yellow (2016 Epic Records Japan) Tracks : 13 Artist website : http://www.scandal-4.com/ OVERVIEW :  BACKGROUND Yellow is the seventh studio album by Japanese rock band Scandal. I have been a casual fan of the band for about three years. Some of the songs from their previous albums Standard (2013), Temptation Box (2010) and […]

Lyrics: “So Imanginary” by Jose Bernardo

“So Imaginary” “So Imaginary” was a song I wrote while I studied at Berklee. I recorded a demo of this song with my friends at Mikko’s project studio and it is included below for your listening pleasure. This demo was recorded on September 24, 2001. The band consists of: Vocals: Annette ChenPiano: Corey RedgriftGuitars and Drum […]

Jose’s Top 12 Albums of all Time

My Top 12 Albums of all Time Here’s a list of my top 12 albums of all time listed in no particular order.  Metallica – Metallica (The Black Album) Michael Jackson – Bad Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark Dream Theater – Train of Thought Guns n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II Gloria Estefan […]

CD Review: Steven Wilson – “4 1/2”

Artist : Steven Wilson Album : 4 1/2 (2016 Kscope) Tracks : 6 Artist website : www.stevenwilsonhq.com OVERVIEW :  This is my first listen to Steven Wilson’s 4 1/2. I have heard bits and pieces of his solo work and will be listening to all of his solo records and documenting my first impressions of them all in future […]

CD Review: Noisettes – “Wild Young Hearts”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Noisettes Album : Wild Young Hearts (2009 Vertigo/Universal) Tracks : 11 Artist website : http://www.noisettes.co.uk REVIEW OVERVIEW The Noisettes are from the United Kingdom and this is a review of […]

DVD Review: Michael Jackson – “This Is It”

DVD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions: Artist : Michael Jackson DVD : This Is It  (2010 Epic/Sony Music) Type : Documentary Discs : 2 Artist website : http://www.michaeljackson.com OVERVIEW Overall, this should finally give people not in the music industry an insight to just how […]

CD Review: Zero 7 – “Yeah Ghost”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Zero 7 Album : Yeah Ghost (2009 Atlantic) Tracks : 11 Artist website : http://www.zero7.co.uk/ OVERVIEW Yeah Ghost is the fourth album by Zero 7. The band is a duo […]

CD Review: Cobra Starship – “Hot Mess”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Cobra Starship Album : Hot Mess (2009 Fueled by Ramen /Decaydance/Columbia) Tracks : 11 Artist website : http://www.cobrastarship.com OVERVIEW Hot Mess is third full-length studio album from American pop punk artists Cobra […]

CD Review: Three Days Grace – “Life Starts Now”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : Three Days Grace Album : Life Starts Now (2009 Jive/Zomba/Sony Music) Tracks : 12 Artist website : http://threedaysgrace.com OVERVIEW This is the band’s third studio album.  They’re a Canadian hard […]

CD Review: The Veer Union – “Against The Grain”

CD Review This review was originally written by Jose Bernardo for www.theweeklyriff.com between 2008 and 2010. These were Jose’s first impressions of the songs and were not written after multiple spins. Artist : The Veer Union Album : Against The Grain (2009 Universal Motown Records) Tracks : 12 Artist website : http://www.theveerunion.com/ OVERVIEW This is the second album from The Veer Union, but […]