Best of April 2015: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: April 30, 2015
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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 April 30, 2015.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Constant Bop
by Bop English
90Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Second Hand Heart
by Dwight Yoakam
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Stornoway
4White Men Are Black Men Too
by Young Fathers
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Ivy Tripp
by Waxahatchee
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Foil Deer
by Speedy Ortiz
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
7The Magic Whip
by Blur
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Never Were the Way She Was
by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld
80Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Nai Harvest
80Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Sound & Color
by Alabama Shakes
80Amazon 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
1Ex MachinaSci-Fi/Thriller78
2Monkey KingdomDocumentary72
3Furious 7 Action/Thriller 67
4Unfriended Horror/Thriller 59
5The Age of Adaline Drama 51
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Documentary/Music82
2Clouds of Sils MariaDrama79
3Iris Documentary 79
4Lambert & StampDocumentary/Music76
5Black SoulsDrama75
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1The BabadookHorror/Thriller86Amazon
2Last Days in VietnamDocumentary86Amazon
4A Girl Walks Home Alone at NightForeign/Horror81Amazon
5Inherent ViceDrama/Comedy81Amazon
6A Most Violent YearDrama/Thriller79Amazon
8The ImmigrantDrama77Amazon
9Happy ValleyDocumentary76Amazon
10Goodbye to Language 3DForeign/Experimental75Amazon

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)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Wolf Hall86 PBS iTunes Amazon
2Marvel's Daredevil75NetflixNetflix
3Sinatra: All or Nothing at All74HBOHBO
4Cucumber74 Logo iTunes Amazon
5Banana73 Logo iTunes Amazon
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Louie Season 591FX iTunes Amazon
2Game of Thrones Season 591HBOHBO
3Veep Season 490HBOHBO
4Silicon Valley Season 286HBOHBO
5 Mad Men Season 7.5 83AMC iTunes Amazon

* 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. Note that the month's best iOS games are listed in a separate article. (All "Buy" links below go to

Best PS4 Games Best Xbox One Games
1Shovel Knight91 
3Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin87Buy
4Broken Age: The Complete Adventure86 
5Mortal Kombat X84Buy
1Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin91Buy
2Mortal Kombat X84Buy
3Tower of Guns72 
4State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition71Buy
5Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China67 
Best PC Games Best Wii U Games
1Grand Theft Auto V97Buy
2Crypt of the NecroDancer86 
3Westerado: Double Barreled82 
4Broken Age: Act 279 
5Mortal Kombat X78 
1Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 291 
2Affordable Space Adventures81 
Best 3DS Games Best Vita Games
1Xenoblade Chronicles 3D85Buy
23D Fantasy Zone II W82 
4Etrian Mystery Dungeon78Buy
5Pokemon Rumble World54 

What did you like?

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

Comments (1)

  • webcrictv  

    wow nice one ...outstanding this game refer to me by ptv sports live ,

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