Top Shelf Tuesday - April 13

April 11, 2010

Tuesday is here, and you know what that means--it's time to start thinking about the latest hot releases. Luckily for you, we drop the fake clowns and give you the real stuff by the pound.

Source: Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft



Black Ops agent Sam Fisher's work is never done, and in the fifth installment in the stealth-action series Splinter Cell: Conviction finds him engaged in daylight operations aimed at uncovering a mole and protecting those he cares about. Use stealth tactics to get the jump on the bad guys, and when things get a little too hairy, have a friend lend a hand in the combat either in split-screen local play or via Xbox LIVE.



Source: StudioCanal/Universal Pictures

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked in the UK) is an ensemble comedy set in 1966 that tells the story of a fictitious pirate radio station broadcasting to the United Kingdom from a ship moored in the North Sea. The film stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and was written and directed by Richard Curtis. In the film, the Radio Rock crew of ramshackle disc jockeys are led by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman), the suave Dave (Nick Frost), and the naive but good-hearted "Simple" Simon Swafford (Chris O'Dowd). This is truly an underrated comedy and Philip Seymour Hoffman is as solid as ever.



Source: Sony/Columbia

Congratulations is the forthcoming second album from indie superstars MGMT. MGMT began writing for the album in early 2009 in a "small cabin in the woods" and eventually heading to Malibu to record with Pete Kember, ex-member of Spacemen 3. The band has stated that the album is influenced by the group's massive rise in popularity since Oracular Spectacular's release. "It's us trying to deal with all the craziness that's been going on since our last album took off. Sometimes it just doesn't feel natural." Congratulations is jam packed with brilliant sound/melodies and might be a low-key classic in the very near future.

Did we miss anything? Leave your recommendations in the comments.