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

  • Publish Date: August 31, 2019
  • 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 August 31, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1We Are Not Your Kind
by Slipknot
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Fear Inoculum
by Tool
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Norman Fucking Rockwell!
by Lana Del Rey
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Any Human Friend
by Marika Hackman
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5When I Have Fears
by The Murder Capital
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
6How to Live
by Modern Nature
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Anak Ko
by Jay Som
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
8August
by Shannon Lay
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Twelve Nudes
by Ezra Furman
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Forevher
by Shura
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
1Blinded by the Light Comedys71
2The Peanut Butter Falcon Drama/Comedy/Adventure 69
3Dora and the Lost City of Gold Family/Adventure 63
4Ready or NotMystery/Thriller/Horror/Comedy63
5Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Family/Thriller/Horror 61
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Drama 92
2Genèse (Genesis) Foreign/Drama 89
3American Factory Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary86
4One Child Nation Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary85
5Give Me LibertyComedy83
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Amazing Grace Metacritic Must-See Documentary/Music94Amazon
2Apocalypse Now: Final Cut Drama 92Amazon
3The Souvenir Metacritic Must-See Drama 92Amazon
4The Wild Pear Tree Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Drama 86Amazon
5The Last Black Man in San Francisco Metacritic Must-SeeDrama84Amazon
6Shadow Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Action/Drama 81Amazon
7Avengers: Endgame Action-adventure/Sci-fi 78Amazon
8The Biggest Little FarmDocumentary74Amazon
9Rocketman Drama/Music 69Amazon
10Plus One Rom-com/Drama 66Amazon

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
1Succession Season 288HBOHBO
2Mindhunter Season 283NetflixNetflix
3GLOW Season 382NetflixNetflix
4Lodge 49 Season 280AMC Amazon iTunes
5Dear White People (2017) Season 378NetflixNetflix
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1A Black Lady Sketch Show89HBOHBO
2The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance84NetflixNetflix
3David Makes Man80OWN Amazon iTunes
4Our Boys79HBOHBO
5Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling78NetflixNetflix


* 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
1Wreckfest84Buy
2Control81Buy
3Knights and Bikes78 
4Age of Wonders: Planetfall77 
5Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 - Faith76 
Xbox One
1Wreckfest84Buy
2Age of Wonders: Planetfall84 
3Control83Buy
4Rad76 
PC
1Telling Lies85 
2Control85 
3Life is Strange 2: Episode 4 - Faith82 
4Age of Wonders: Planetfall81 
5Dicey Dungeons79 
Switch
1 Astral Chain pictured87Buy
2Hotline Miami Collection84 
3Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition83 
4Heave Ho80 

What did you like?

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

Comments (2)

  • MaedaRuinedFE  

    I know it's kinda unrelated but people have begun review bombing FE3H and Astral Chain just for being Switch exclusives. And there are only 32 written negative reviews compared to 500 negative reviews in FE3H's case, which shows this sort of thing was done by someone who did this out of spite and was too lazy to convincingly write a review. Please find measures to fight review bombers. Rotten Tomatoes tried and failed, maybe you could try and do better.

  • MaedaRuinedFE  

    I know it's kinda unrelated but people have begun review bombing FE3H and Astral Chain just for being Switch exclusives. And there are only 32 written negative reviews compared to 500 negative reviews in FE3H's case, which shows this sort of thing was done by someone who did this out of spite and was too lazy to convincingly write a review. Please find measures to fight review bombers. Rotten Tomatoes tried and failed, maybe you could try and do better.

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