Best of June 2017: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: June 30, 2017
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Highest-scoring albums this month

Includes albums with 7 or more reviews from critics. Reissues, live albums, EPs, and compilations are excluded. All scores on this page are from the afternoon of June 30, 2017.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Melodrama
by Lorde
92Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Big Fish Theory
by Vince Staples
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
3The Underside of Power
by Algiers
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Bedouine
by Bedouine
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
5CTRL
by SZA
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Beautiful Thugger Girls
by Young Thug
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Dust
by Laurel Halo
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Peasant
by Richard Dawson
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Resistance
by Songhoy Blues
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Ruinism
by Lapalux
82Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

Includes films with 7 or more reviews from critics. Theatrical re-releases are excluded.

Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
1Baby Driver Action/Comedy/Thriller/Musical86
2It Comes at Night Horror 78
3The BeguiledDrama/Western76
4Wonder Woman Action-adventure/Sci-fi 76
5Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Animation/Family 69
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1In Transit Documentary90
2My Journey Through French CinemaDocumentary88
3Dawson City: Frozen TimeDocumentary87
4The Big Sick Rom-com 86
5The Ornithologist Foreign/Drama 86
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1NerudaForeign/Drama82Amazon
2Off the RailsDocumentary80Amazon
3The Son of JosephDrama75Amazon
4Land of MineForeign/Drama75Amazon
5John Wick: Chapter 2Action/Thriller75Amazon
6The LEGO Batman MovieAnimation/Family75Amazon
7FrantzForeign/Drama73Amazon
8PrevengeFantasy/Horror/Comedy/Thriller71Amazon
9T2 TrainspottingDrama/Comedy67Amazon
10A United KingdomDrama65Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

All shows debuting this month with reviews from at least 4 critics are eligible.

Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1 GLOW 81 Netflix Netflix
2 If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast TV movie 81 HBO HBO
3 Cardinal 71 Hulu Hulu
4 Loch Ness 67 Acorn TV  
5 Claws 64 TNT Amazon iTunes
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Broadchurch Season 385BBC America Amazon iTunes
2Orphan Black Season 583BBC America Amazon iTunes
3Preacher Season 276AMC Amazon iTunes
4Orange is the New Black Season 567NetflixNetflix


* Among shows with reviews. Generally, only certain noteworthy shows are reviewed by critics after season 1.

Highest-scoring video games this month (by platform)

Includes games with 7 or more reviews from critics. (iOS releases include titles with 4 or more reviews from critics.)

PlayStation 4
1Nex Machina: Death Machine89 
2Wipeout: Omega Collection85Buy
3DiRT 484Buy
4Tekken 781Buy
5Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy80Buy
Xbox One
1DiRT 487Buy
2Tekken 782Buy
PC
1 Tekken 7 pictured84 
2Nex Machina: Death Machine82 
3DiRT 480 
Switch
1Cave Story +87 
2ARMS77Buy
3Mighty Gunvolt Burst75 
Nintendo 3DS
1Ever Oasis78Buy
PlayStation Vita
1Tokyo Xanadu74Buy
iPhone/iPad
1Flipping Legend94Buy
2FRAMED 289Buy

What did you like?

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