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Picks of the Week: 'Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood,' 'All Day' by Girl Talk

“Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood” (PS3, X360)

Return to Rome as Ezio Auditore in this direct sequel to “Assassin’s Creed II.”

With the new ability to recruit a team of assassins, Ezio and his brotherhood are sure to form a face-stabbing force to be reckoned with. For the first time in the franchise, a multiplayer mode is available in which players hunt one another, creating an interesting cat-and-mouse style of game.

Now you can take the assassinations to your friends, which will surely ruin relationships.

- Ryan Taljonick

“All Day” by Girl Talk

Girl Talk, the erstwhile Gregg Gillis, has been the most talked-about mashup DJ since his 2008 album “Feed The Animals” became a seminal party album.

His new release, “All Day,” takes the formula of combining unlikely songs (Missy Elliot’s “Get Ur Freak On” and The Ramone’s “Blitzkrieg Bop,” for example), and tweaks it even further.

Focusing less on the shock and humor value of unlikely combinations and even more on making something sublimely new out of existing songs, the slightly more downbeat album remains as much a must-listen and must-dance piece of work as its predecessor.

- Brad Canze