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

  • Publish Date: May 31, 2018
  • Comments: ↓ 2 user comments

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 May 31, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Tracyanne & Danny
by Tracyanne & Danny
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
2DAYTONA
by Pusha T
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Knock Knock
by DJ Koze
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Rebound
by Eleanor Friedberger
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Singularity
by Jon Hopkins
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Sparkle Hard
by Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7The Prodigal Son
by Ry Cooder
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Beyondless
by Iceage
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Wide Awake!
by Parquet Courts
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Angels of Death
by Jennifer Castle
81Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

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

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Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
1TullyDrama/Comedy75
2Deadpool 2 Action/Sci-fi/Comedy 66
3Solo: A Star Wars Story Sci-fi/Action-adventure 62
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1The Tale Drama89
2First ReformedDrama/Thriller86
3Who We Are NowDrama83
4The GuardiansDrama82
5Summer 1993Drama/Family82
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Black PantherAction-adventure/Sci-fi88Amazon
2A Fantastic WomanForeign/Drama86Amazon
3GraduationForeign/Drama84Amazon
4The Other Side of HopeForeign/Drama/Comedy84Amazon
5On the Beach at Night AloneForeign/Drama80Amazon
6AnnihilationAdventure/Thriller/Horror/Sci-fi79Amazon
7Human FlowDocumentary77Amazon
8It's Not Yet DarkDocumentary75Amazon
9Mary and The Witch's FlowerAnimation/Family75Amazon
10I Kill GiantsDrama/Thriller/Fantasy74Amazon

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
1Patrick Melrose80ShowtimeShowtime
2John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls77HBOHBO
3Vida75StarzStarz
4The Fourth Estate74ShowtimeShowtime
5Cobra Kai72YouTube YouTube
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Dear White People (2017) Season 289NetflixNetflix
2 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 (Part 1)81NetflixNetflix
3 Arrested Development Season 5 (Part 1)67 Netflix Netflix


* 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
1Dark Souls Remastered86Buy
2Moonlighter85 
3Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection82Buy
4Dragon's Crown Pro81Buy
5Laser League81 
Xbox One
1Forgotton Anne84 
2Yoku's Island Express83Buy
3Super Mega Baseball 281 
4Laser League81 
PC
1Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire88Buy
2Ancestors Legacy79 
3FAR: Lone Sails79 
4A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia77 
5Forgotton Anne76 
Switch
1Ikaruga88 
2Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze86Buy
3Mega Man Legacy Collection83 
4Yoku's Island Express82 
5The Banner Saga 181 
Nintendo 3DS
1Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux81Buy
PlayStation Vita
(no good releases this month)
iPhone/iPad
1Tiny Bubbles95Buy
2Minesweeper Genius89Buy
3Super Hydorah82Buy
4AXE.IO76Buy
5Homo Machina76Buy

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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