Best of March 2018: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: March 31, 2018
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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 morning of March 31, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It
by Rolo Tomassi
92Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Golden Hour
by Kacey Musgraves
90Amazon iTunesSpotify
3POST-
by Jeff Rosenstock
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Freedom
by Amen Dunes
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Cocoa Sugar
by Young Fathers
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Jericho Sirens
by Hot Snakes
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Now Only
by Mount Eerie
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
8All Nerve
by The Breeders
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
9How to Socialise & Make Friends
by Camp Cope
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Black Times
by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
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
1Love, Simon Drama/Rom-com73
2Ready Player One Sci-fi/Action-adventure64
3Unsane Horror/Thriller63
4Red Sparrow Drama/Thriller53
5A Wrinkle in Time Sci-fi/Fantasy/Family53
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1The Death of Stalin Comedy88
2Love After LoveDrama84
3Isle of Dogs Animation/Comedy81
4Claire's Camera Foreign/Drama80
5Goldstone Thriller78
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Faces Places Foreign/Documentary95Amazon
2Lady Bird Drama/Comedy94Amazon
3Call Me by Your NameDrama93Amazon
4The Shape of Water Fantasy/Drama87Amazon
5Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Sci-fi/Action-adventure85Amazon
6The WorkDocumentary84Amazon
7BPM (Beats Per Minute) Foreign/Drama84Amazon
8Last Men in Aleppo Documentary80Amazon
9I, Tonya Comedy/Drama/Sports77Amazon
10The Disaster Artist Comedy76Amazon

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
1The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling89HBOHBO
2Flint Town83NetflixNetflix
3Barry83HBOHBO
4Wild Wild Country79NetflixNetflix
5The Terror76AMC Amazon iTunes
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Atlanta Season 297FX Amazon iTunes
2The Americans Season 692FX Amazon iTunes
3Hap and Leonard Season 379 Sundance Amazon iTunes
4Billions Season 377ShowtimeShowtime
5 Love Season 3 77NetflixNetflix


* 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
1Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom85Buy
2DJMax Respect85 
3Assassin's Creed Origins: The Curse of the Pharaohs83 
4MLB The Show 1882 
5Burnout Paradise Remastered82Buy
Xbox One
1Far Cry 584Buy
2The Council - Episode 1: The Mad Ones82 
3Pit People81 
4A Way Out80Buy
5Q.U.B.E. 280 
PC
1Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition85 
2Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom84 
3Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 5: Same Stitch84 
4CHUCHEL81 
5Warhammer: Vermintide 280 
Switch
1Shantae and the Pirate's Curse85 
2Detention79 
3Steredenn: Binary Stars78 
4Subsurface Circular78 
5Outlast 277 
Nintendo 3DS
1The Alliance Alive74Buy
2Detective Pikachu72Buy
PlayStation Vita
1Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms76Buy
iPhone/iPad
1PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile82Buy
2Lichtspeer75Buy
3The Sims Mobile74Buy
4The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands73Buy
5Armello71Buy

What did you like?

Do you have any recommendations from the past month? Let us know in the comments section below.

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