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L2T's Must List

What not to miss in Music, Books, Games…

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DVD
METALLICA Metallica: Some Kind of Monster? More like some kind of…wonderful! Follow the veteran hard-rockers as they bang heads against addiction, Napster, and — most of all — one another in this brilliant, intense rock doc just released on DVD. (Out now)

Comics
AMERICAN SPLENDOR If 2003’s American Splendor movie didn’t satisfy your need for the cranky rantings of pot-bellied Cleveland file clerk Harvey Pekar, pick up the new Best of American Splendor (Ballantine), a collection of his oddly fascinating comic strips that turn mundane occur-rences into dramatic narratives. (Out now)

Music
THE POSTAL SERVICE West Coast electro-pop supergroup the Postal Service linked up with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess for their new video, ”We Will Become Silhouettes,” a gloriously tacky clip in his signature geek-savant style (see on subpop.com). (Out now)

GAMES
Mercenaries (LucasArts, PS2/Xbox, T) The scenario: You’re a highly paid assassin with orders to capture or kill 52 of the most wanted leaders from a rogue nation. It’s a so-scary-because-it’s-so-damn-believable scenario that mines our current events for some exhilarating gameplay. One tip: Don’t piss off the Russian Mafia. (Out now)

DVD
ROCK GODS While the insightful docu The Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story follows Floyd’s early days amid the tragic mental collapse of original frontman Barrett, Iain Softley’s stirring 1994 Beatles drama BackBeat examines the life of Stu Sutcliffe (Stephen Dorff), fab ”fifth” of the then-bar band. (Both out now)

Music
THIEVERY CORPORATION PRESENTS… The Mariano Rivera-Inspired Valentine’s Day/Night Mixtape, or 10 Songs to Make You a Game-Winning Closer by Feb. 15

1. ELLA FITZGERALD More Than You Know
2. ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM & ASTRUD GILBERTO Dindi
3. OS MUTANTES Baby
4. FRANK CUNIMUNDO TRIO Feelin’ Good
5. HENRY MANCINI & CLAUDINE LONGET Nothing to Lose
6. LEE FIELDS Honey Dove
7. GAL COSTA Y CAETANO VELOSO Que Peña
8. MARIA TOLEDO Oba Oba
9. ASTRUD GILBERTO Who Needs Forever (Thievery Corporation remix)
10.SUPER NARCO 7 Mi Amor
(The supersmooth deejay col-lective’s new CD, The Cosmic Game is out on ESL Feb. 22)

GAMES
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom, GameCube, M) The scariest, goriest, best horror game in years is here — and it’s available only on Nintendo’s kid-friendly GameCube? That puzzling fact aside, this stunning cinematic adventure reinvents the survival horror genre. The outdated controls found in previous Evil games have been replaced with fluid 3-D gameplay that lets you shoot at seemingly possessed European villagers armed with axes and pitchforks. One all-ages caveat: Like olestra, this game may cause, uh, involuntary staining of undergarments. (Out now)

BOOKS
Alternative Atlanta (DELACORTE) Quotation of the month: ”Don’t sell out, don’t overstay your welcome, don’t grow up: Those are the three lessons of rock. Also, turn it up and keep it short,” muses Gerald Brinkman, the shaggy protagonist/music critic in this clever dude-lit ’90s-nostalgic novel by Marshall Boswell. (Out now)