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

  • Publish Date: April 30, 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 April 30, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Dirty Computer
by Janelle Monáe
92Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Persona
by Rival Consoles
90Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Isolation
by Kali Uchis
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Sparrow
by Ashley Monroe
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Invasion of Privacy
by Cardi B
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Song for Alpha
by Daniel Avery
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Everything's Fine
by Jean Grae and Quelle Chris
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Grid of Points
by Grouper
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Years
by Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10The Lookout
by Laura Veirs
82Amazon 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
1A Quiet Place Horror/Thriller82
2BeirutDrama/Thriller70
3BlockersComedy69
4Avengers: Infinity War Sci-fi/Action 68
5Chappaquiddick Drama 67
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1The RiderDrama93
2Zama Foreign/Drama 88
3Sweet CountryAdventure/Drama87
4You Were Never Really HereDrama/Thriller84
5The EndlessSci-Fi/Thriller/Horror81
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Phantom Thread Drama 90Amazon
2Paddington 2 Family/Comedy 88Amazon
3Jane Documentary 87Amazon
4The Post Drama 83Amazon
5Thelma Sci-fi/Thriller 74Amazon
6All the Money in the World Drama 72Amazon
7EscapesDocumentary72Amazon
8Sweet Virginia Drama/Thriller 72Amazon
9Molly's Game Drama 71Amazon
10Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Documentary 69Amazon

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
1Howards End86StarzStarz
2Elvis Presley: The Searcher84HBOHBO
3The Child in Time83PBSAmazon
4Killing Eve83BBC America Amazon iTunes
5Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert81NBC Hulu
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1The Handmaid's Tale Season 286HuluHulu
2Legion Season 285FX Amazon iTunes
3Westworld Season 276HBOHBO
4 National Treasure: Kiri (Season 2) 73HuluHulu


* 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
1God of War94Buy
2Owlboy88Buy
3Yakuza 6: The Song of Life83Buy
4Minit82 
5The Swords of Ditto75 
Xbox One
1Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice86 
2Owlboy82 
3Ys Origin81 
4Extinction54Buy
PC
1Frostpunk85 
2The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR81 
3Dead In Vinland80 
4BattleTech79 
5Minit78 
Switch
1South Park: The Fractured But Whole81 
2Rogue Aces80 
3The Adventure Pals78 
4Football Manager Touch 201877 
5Bombslinger77 
Nintendo 3DS
(no good releases this month)
PlayStation Vita
(no good releases this month)
iPhone/iPad
1Oddmar89Buy
2The Pillars of the Earth Game85Buy
3Project Highrise84Buy
4Brew Town77Buy
5Vandals72Buy

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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