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YAM – Issue 003

This new issue has reviews on the Tokyo! Michel Gondry-related project, as well as Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments, Watchmen, and a lot of music… including an article on why international artists need to record music in English~

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TVXQ! – The Secret Code

After the huge success of Mirotic, DBSK is back with their Japanese comeback. Just a year after T, they try to keep the new style they acquired for their Korean release, but the attempt falls short.

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The Milk of Sorrow & Peruvian Cinema

Claudia Llosa’s sophomore feature about Fausta, a young woman trying to find enough money to bury her mother, who after somany years of grieving has passed on. Some 25 years ago, Fausta’s mother was raped by terrorists, and as a result passed the traumatic experience to her now fearful daughter.

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Buono! – Buono! 2

Buono! is what is good and perfect in the H!P family. Sure, they are heavily produced, but if you love anime music then this is the album for you. Every song on this album is like a perfect cousin to the song before.

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Morning Musume – Platinum 9

I am no big fan of Morning Musume albums. They are, for the most part, filled with the released singles and some filler songs that probably were meant to be singles, but didn’t make the cut.

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Leehom Wang – Heartbeat

On Heartbeat, LeeHom continues his departure from R&B and Hip-Hop sounds and plays more with rocking electric guitars and a Rock&Roll flare.

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YAM – Issue 002

Happy V-day! ~ not that I celebrate or anything, that’s why I bring you a non-Valentine YAM issue. Our second issue, in fact! We’ve kept styles, and we’ve changed a bit of content this time around. More reviews, NO news whatsoever…

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Battlestar Galactica – Season 4

Battlestar Galactica is yet another example of lack of originality in Hollywood these days. A re-imagined series of original 1980’s Battlestar Galactica, it is now in its fourth and final season. Though different from its parent series, it has been able to redefine the sci-fi genre and give us a remarkable show, defined by the intensity of its characters.

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Fabulosos Cadillacs, Los – La Luz del Ritmo

After a seven-year hiatus, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs are back with La Luz del Ritmo (The Light of Rhythm), which includes five new tracks, six newly arranged old Cadillacs songs, and two covers (including The Clash’s Should I Stay or Should I Go).

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Coraline + Other Horrorific Films

Coraline is just another example of the line of great blends between fantasy and horror films. They have it all, art direction, music, a bizarre story, unique characters… they all mix together and seemingly create a brand new world bordering on real life and an alternate world where everything might be possible.