Tags: album, blackout, review, the brilliant green
the brilliant green – BLACKOUT
2. BLACK DARK NIGHT
3. I’m sick of this place
4. Talk to me
5. Blue Daisy
6. Break Free
7. Going Underground
9. Spring Gate
10. Song 2
11. I Just Can’t Breathe
12. LIKE YESTERDAY
13. BLUE SUNRISE
Wow, the brilliant green’s first album since 2002, that’s quite a long time indeed. A lot has changed since then for sure, including the loss of a member. The trio is now a duo, does the duo still have it in them? If the singles are any indication I’d say so, but let’s see about this album. Continue Reading the brilliant green – BLACKOUT…
Tags: blue daisy, single, the brilliant green, tommy
the brilliant green – Blue Daisy
1. Blue Daisy
2. All Day And All Of The Night
3. BLUE SUNRISE
This is the brilliant green’s second single after their second comeback 😛 Unfortunately, the brilliant green’s guitarist, Ryo Matsui had decided to leave the group, however, Tomoko Kawase and Shunsaku Okuda will continue to perform as the brilliant green.
“Blue Daisy” sounds typically melancholic and I couldn’t help but feel that it might have been influenced a little by Ryo leaving. I might not be anywhere near right but that’s just what I feel. I kind of liked Blue Daisy even though it was sort of generic and maybe even a little bit like Like Yesterday.
Score – 0
“All Day And All Of The Night” is a cover of a song originally by The Kinks. Kawase’s English is still a little horrendous and if I didn’t already know the song, I’d have no idea what she was saying. Nothing really amazing about this cover, just a straight up cover with nothing new or interesting going on.
Score – 0
“BLUE SUNRISE” is a really good, simple acoustic song that I’ll say right now is the best track on this single. Like I said, it’s simple and it’s a really short song, but it overshadows the others and actually really improved my overall opinion of this single.
Score – 0
Tags: like, review, the brilliant green, yesterday
the brilliant green – LIKE YESTERDAY
1. LIKE YESTERDAY
2. Spring Gate
3. at light speed (“Sono Speed De” English ver.)
the brilliant green is back with another comeback single! Horrah! But I hear this time they are actually going to come out with a new album. After finally getting to listen to LIKE YESTERDAY I forgot how much I missed the sound of Tomoko Kawase’s voice.
“LIKE YESTERDAY” starts off mid-tempo with acoustic guitar and some lower vocals from Tommy, electric guitar joins soon after. I really liked the chorus and the bridge which features prominent electric guitar and Tommy just vocalizing. I also liked the quieter part after that features some slight clapping. Altogether I guess you could say I really liked this song.
Score – 8.5
If I really liked LIKE YESTERDAY, I think I love “Spring Gate”. I’m not sure why really, although I really liked the feel the chorus gave. The songs tempo is a little faster than LIKE YESTERDAY and it has more going on for the entire song rather than certain parts. I really liked the note held by Tommy at the end and thought it was a great closing to the song.
Score – 9
I’ve never heard Sono Speed De, so when it came to the English version “at light speed”, I didn’t have anything to go by. As far as being in English, I think Tommy has gotten a little better but there are plenty of times where I don’t really know what she is saying. I’m on the fence about everything but the chorus which I thought was done really well, although Tommy’s vocals can sound a little funny at times.
Score – 7.5
This was good, but I can only hope for better things to come.