Top Shelf Tuesday - July 14

July 5, 2009

Tuesday is upon us, and you know what that means -- it's time to head out and pick up the latest hot releases. Luckily, we're here to help you separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Settle who’s number one in the college game once and for all with EA Sports NCAA Football 10. With the eyes of college football upon you, players begin their road to glory in a fully customizable career mode featuring player progression, and authentic college football atmospheres. Against your biggest rivals and during the biggest games, seize the day and bust out big-time performances week in and week out to make your case for winning the Heisman Trophy.

Back by popular demand, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition faithfully re-imagines the internationally-acclaimed classic game (originally released in 1990) for original and new audiences alike. The development team at LucasArts is bringing the game into the modern era with an all new re-imagined contemporary art style, a remastered musical score, full voiceover, and an in-depth hint system to help players through the game’s side-splitting puzzles. Purists will also delight in the ability to seamlessly switch between the updated hand-drawn re-imagining and the original classic version.



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With the release of Horebound, the supergroup that is The Dead Weather is taking a stab at some darker pop garage rock. The outfit is fronted by The Kills’ Alison Mosshart and includes The Raconteurs' Jack Lawrence on bass, Queens Of The Stone Age dude Dean Fertita on guitar, and Jack White on drums and vocals. Jack White produced Horehound himself and did it in just three weeks time. The sound of the recordings are pretty amazing, and the songs themselves are all quite appetizing. Take a bite, people.

Hercules and Love Affair mastermind Andrew Butler made a name for himself as a DJ long before he released the self-titled LP Hercules and Love Affair, easily one of the best releases of 2008. The Renaissance label is now releasing Hercules and Love Affair: Sidetracked, an album that shows off the group's immense talents at DJing. The electro-disco is sure to be in full effect and will not disappoint. Buy this.



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In The Haunting in Connecticut, a family moves to a house in Connecticut to provide peace and quiet for their boy who has cancer. Unfortunately for them the place turns out to be haunted. Classic horror buffs will definitely like this one, and it's got plenty of extra features, to boot: the featurette Two Dead Boys: Making of The Haunting of Connecticut, deleted scenes, the featurettes Anatomy of a Haunting, Memento Mori: The History of Post Mortem Photography and The Fear is Real: Re-Investigating the Haunting, as well as commentary by director Peter Cornwell. If you can't get enough of creepy houses and belligerent spirits, you'll want to grab this one.

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