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Joe DeRosa

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Just an average Joe who loves Music, Video Games, and the New York Yankees. I make alot of Coffee, too.

Soundtrack Evolution: The Bioshock Franchise

A few weeks back, I decided to revisit one of my favorite video game franchises, "Bioshock". I was very excited to touch up on it, so I played the entire series. One thing intrigued me. The soundtrack from the very first in the series, "Bioshock", to the most recent, "Bioshock Infinite", has evolved extremely. It seemed that the more...

Track Review: “Lux Aeterna”

Have you ever watched a movie, and felt a huge wave of emotions out of nowhere? When people say that they have experienced this, they often point out that a certain song that the movie played is the culprit of these feelings. It's incredible how well certain songs can compliment their respective movie, and it's a prominent method that's...

Track Review – “Pokémon X and Y” Gym Leader’s Theme

This week, I decided to give my view on a single song. In fact, I decided to re-visit the "Pokémon" franchise, and talk about what I consider an extremely underrated track. This will be my last Poké-post for a while, for I have much more planned for the upcoming weeks, including a movie soundtrack! But for now, allow me...

Amazing Tech Soundtracks: “Pokemon Colosseum”

So I decided to start making some articles that reflect on some of my personal favorite soundtracks from over the years. After all, I love sharing new music with everybody, and this is a great way to do it! I should point out that this topic of articles will be a bit more sporadic, and I plan on putting...

The Music of Minecraft, and its Affect on the Player

Often times, in any form of media, the music of the presented piece is fit to compliment the given situation, and evoke a certain effect on the person involved. A racing game will present an intense piece that is fast paced, in order to compliment the high-speed situation. A documentary on the tragedies in Iran will play slow, soulful...

“Michael Jackson’s Return?”

To answer your question to the title: No. Unfortunately, the late Pop icon has not returned to us, but the next best thing has occurred.   A new Michael Jackson album, titled, "Xscape," is due for release on May 13th, 2014. This album will feature 8 never before heard Michael Jackson tracks, that were recorded before his untimely death in late...

The DeRosa Factor: Johnny Cash Is Back

Welcome to the very first edition of The DeRosa Factor, where I listen and post my thoughts on releases from artists of the past and present! For the very first installment of this series, we will be taking a look at an album that has been 30 years in the making, "Out Among the Stars," by the one and...