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

  • Publish Date: July 31, 2018
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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 July 31, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Basic Volume
by Gaika
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Ordinary Corrupt Human Love
by Deafheaven
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Raw Silk Uncut Wood
by Laurel Halo
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
4All That Reckoning
by Cowboy Junkies
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Hive Mind
by The Internet
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
6K.O.
by Miss Red
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Palo Santo
by Years & Years
81Amazon Spotify
8Kill the Lights
by Tony Molina
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Power
by Lotic
80Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Lifted
by Israel Nash
79Amazon 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
1Mission: Impossible – Fallout Metacritic Must-See Action-adventure/Thriller86
2Sorry to Bother You Metacritic Must-See Comedy 81
3Teen Titans Go! To the Movies Animation/Family 70
4Ant-Man and the Wasp Action-adventure/Sci-fi 70
5Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Musical/Comedy 60
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Eighth Grade Metacritic Must-SeeComedy90
2McQueen Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary84
3Ryuichi Sakamoto: CodaDocumentary82
4Under the Tree Foreign/Drama/Comedy 77
5BlindspottingDrama/Comedy76
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1I Am Another YouDocumentary85Amazon
2You Were Never Really Here Metacritic Must-SeeDrama84Amazon
3Love After LoveDrama84Amazon
4A Quiet Place Metacritic Must-SeeHorror/Thriller82Amazon
5Isle of Dogs Metacritic Must-SeeAnimation/Adventure82Amazon
6Lean on PeteDrama/Adventure80Amazon
7DisobedienceDrama74Amazon
8Journey's EndDrama73Amazon
9Where Is Kyra?Drama72Amazon
10Happy EndForeign/Drama72Amazon

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
1Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story87 Paramount Amazon iTunes
2Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind78HBOHBO
3Sharp Objects77HBOHBO
4Making It77NBCHulu
5Burden of Truth69The CWiTunes
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Trial & Error Season 275NBCHulu
2Orange is the New Black Season 669NetflixNetflix
3 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Season 10 61 Netflix Netflix


* 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
1Sonic Mania Plus87Buy
2Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 280Buy
3The Persistence80 
4Mothergunship79Buy
5Tempest 400077Buy
Xbox One
1Warhammer: Vermintide 281 
2Mothergunship77Buy
3MXGP Pro75Buy
4No Man's Sky75Buy
PC
1The Banner Saga 383 
2Chasm75 
3Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War75 
Switch
1Sonic Mania Plus91Buy
2Octopath Traveler84Buy
3Hand of Fate 283 
4Mega Man X Legacy Collection83 
5Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker82 
Nintendo 3DS
(no good releases this month)
PlayStation Vita
(no good releases this month)
iPhone/iPad
1Motorsport Manager Mobile 387Buy

What did you like?

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