Best of April 2019: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: April 30, 2019
  • Comments: ↓ 1 user comment

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.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Titanic Rising
by Weyes Blood
91Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Designer
by Aldous Harding
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Dogrel
by Fontaines DC
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Life Metal
by Sunn O)))
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Morbid Stuff
by PUP
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Sulphur English
by Inter Arma
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Oh My God
by Kevin Morby
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Cuz I Love You
by Lizzo
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Ventura
by Anderson .Paak
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Serfs Up!
by Fat White Family
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
1Avengers: Endgame Action-adventure/Sci-fi77
2Shazam! Action-adventure/Sci-fi/Comedy71
3PenguinsDocumentary69
4Missing Link Animation/Family68
5Pet Sematary Horror/Thriller57
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Long Day's Journey Into Night Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Drama88
2Carmine Street GuitarsDocumentary84
3Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-BlachéDocumentary78
4Grass Foreign/Drama 77
5Hail Satan?Documentary76
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Mirai Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Animation/Family81Amazon
2A Silent Voice Foreign/Animation 78Amazon
3EggComedy74Amazon
4In the Intense Now Documentary 72Amazon
5Arctic Adventure/Drama 71Amazon
6The Great Buster: A CelebrationDocumentary71Amazon
7The Gospel According to AndréDocumentary67Amazon
8Bumblebee Action-adventure/Sci-fi 66Amazon
9The Kid Who Would Be King Family/Fantasy/Adventure 66Amazon
10Touch Me NotDrama65Amazon

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
1Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé92NetflixNetflix
2Reconstruction: America After the Civil War91PBS iTunes Prime Video
3Our Planet88NetflixNetflix
4RAMY87HuluHulu
5Dark Side of the Ring80Viceland iTunes Prime Video
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Killing Eve Season 287BBC America iTunes Prime Video
2Game of Thrones Season 874HBOHBO
3Cobra Kai Season 266 YouTube  


* 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
1Mortal Kombat 1183Buy
2Ghost Giant80 
3Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy80 
4God's Trigger77 
5Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition76Buy
Xbox One
1Mortal Kombat 1186Buy
2Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy80 
3Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition80 
PC
1Katana ZERO82 
2Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy82 
3Imperator: Rome81 
4Anno 180081 
5Vacation Simulator77 
Switch
1Cuphead87 
2Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster85Buy
3Katana ZERO84 
4BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!81 
5Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy80 

What did you like?

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

Comments (1)

  • mixotic  

    I can't wait to watch Homecoming and RAMY! I don't know much about the latter, but it sure sounds interesting.

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