Top Shelf Tuesday - September 8

September 6, 2009

Tuesday is almost here, and you know what that means--it's about time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we've got the scoop on what's going to be flying off shelves this week.

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Dirt 2 gives rally racing fans a game with some major overhaul. With an expansive world tour mode, players will learn multiple race disciplines, from rally courses in stadiums to epic checkpoint-based canyon runs. With an improved physics engine, gorgeous visuals, head-to-head online play, and new social features to engage the racing community and live the life of a rally driver, Dirt 2 looks to take the crown as the king of off-road racers.

In The Beatles: Rock Band, play a part in the Fab Four's career with the newest iteration of the music-based rhythm game from Harmonix, complete with Rickenbacker guitars, tripped-out visuals, and bunny costumes. With a tracklist of over 40 songs and hands-on input from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, fans can follow the Beatles' career all the way from the Cavern Club to Shea Stadium.



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If you loved Crank, then you’re going to want to pick up the Blu-ray of Crank 2: High Voltage. Aside from the movie itself, you get lots of extras that take you through the making of the film, like the writer/director commentary with Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. You get two discs packed with extras, including Take 2, which goes through the continuity errors of the film, a gag reel, several trailers, and a digital copy of the film. This one should keep you busy in fast-paced, frenetic action for a while.

Your girlfriend has probably made you watch a lot of movies, television, and God knows what else about dancing and the people who bond over dancing. In short, you’re probably sick to death of watching anything having to do with dancers – and if that’s the case, Dance Flick is right up your alley. This spoof takes a critical eye to all the dance movies of late, and shows that the Wayans brothers still have the chops that brought us Scary Movie. Some of the extra features on the Blu-ray include deleted scenes, theatrical trailers, dancing outtakes and more. So if you need to vent your frustration with all that is dancing, Dance Flick is for you.



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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is the fourth solo effort from legendary Wu-Tang member Raekwon. This release is the official sequel to his 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. A few tracks from the record made their way to the internet in the past week and they are straight fire, son. Producer names associated with the record include Dr. Dre, J. Dilla, RZA, Pete Rock, Allah Justice, and Marley Marl. Guests MCs on Cuban II include GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Masta Killa, Beanie Sigel, Styles P, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, and Slick Rick. If you are in search for a real hip-hop record, you need to buy this as soon as possible.

GET COLOR is the second official full-length release from the Los Angeles electronic noise-rockers HEALTH. After two years opening for big names like Nine Inch Nails and Of Montreal, the band is ready to take on the world and headline a few gigs in the process. The new GET COLOR offers up elements of noise, punk, and electronic explosions. Health is one of the best new live bands in the country and it seems the band may have been able to bottle that energy on GET COLOR. Get it!

Did we miss anything? What are you looking forward to picking up this week?