Best of April 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: April 30, 2016
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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 April 30, 2016.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Lemonade
by Beyoncé
93Amazon iTunes 
2A Sailor's Guide to Earth
by Sturgill Simpson
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Upland Stories
by Robbie Fulks
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Singing Saw
by Kevin Morby
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Ears
by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Sorrow: A Reimagining of Gorecki's 3rd Symphony
by Colin Stetson
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left
by Future of the Left
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Nonagon Infinity
by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Outer Heaven
by Greys
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Love Streams
by Tim Hecker
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
1The Jungle Book Adventure/Family 77
2Barbershop: The Next CutComedy67
3KeanuComedy63
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1Neon Bull Foreign/Drama83
2Green Room Thriller/Horror 79
3Sing Street Musical/Drama 78
4The Dark HorseDrama77
5The InvitationThriller/Horror76
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Of Men and WarDocumentary89Amazon
2Son of SaulForeign/Drama89Amazon
3PhoenixForeign/Drama89Amazon
4Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force AwakensSci-Fi/Action81Amazon
5The Last Man on the MoonDocumentary78Amazon
6How to Change the WorldDocumentary77Amazon
7The RevenantWestern/Thriller76Amazon
8Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead:
The Story of the National Lampoon
Documentary74Amazon
9The Lady in the VanDrama/Comedy70Amazon
10Sembene!Documentary68Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

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

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Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Silicon Valley Season 391HBOHBO
2Veep Season 589HBOHBO
3Catastrophe Season 287 Amazon Amazon Prime
4Outlander Season 285StarzAmazon
5Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 282NetflixNetflix
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Jackie Robinson83PBS iTunes Amazon
2The Night Manager81 AMC iTunes Amazon
3Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper80HBOHBO
4The Girlfriend Experience78Starz 
5The Last Panthers73 Sundance 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. (iOS releases include titles with 4 or more reviews from critics.)

PlayStation 4
1Dark Souls III89Buy
2Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series86 
3Ratchet & Clank86Buy
4DiRT Rally85Buy
5Hitman - Episode 2: Sapienza85 
Xbox One
1DiRT Rally87Buy
2Dark Souls III86Buy
3Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered84 
4Quantum Break77Buy
5Enigmatis: The Ghosts of Maple Creek70 
PC
1Dark Souls III89Buy
2Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series85 
3Enter the Gungeon84 
4The Banner Saga 283 
51979 Revolution: Black Friday82 
Wii U
1Star Fox Guard74Buy
2Star Fox Zero69Buy
Nintendo 3DS
1Bravely Second: End Layer81Buy
2Sega 3D Classics Collection75Buy
PlayStation Vita
1Severed83 
2Stranger of Sword City72Buy
iPhone/iPad
1Disney Crossy Road93Buy
2Warbits92Buy
3Chameleon Run83Buy
4Shadow Bug81Buy
5PKTBALL - Endless Arcade Smash Sport79Buy

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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