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

  • Publish Date: July 31, 2019
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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, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Purple Mountains
by Purple Mountains
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
2What We Say in Private
by Ada Lea
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Stonechild
by Jesca Hoop
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Horizon
by Trash Kit
80Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Admission
by Torche
80Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Tiny Changes: A Celebration of Frightened Rabbit's The Midnight Organ Fight
by Various Artists
79Amazon iTunesSpotify
7A People's History of Gauche
by Gauche
77Amazon iTunesSpotify
8The Lion King: The Gift
by Beyoncé
77Amazon iTunesSpotify
9The Soft Cavalry
by The Soft Cavalry
76Amazon iTunesSpotify
10III
by Banks
76Amazon 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
1Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood Metacritic Must-See Drama/Comedy85
2Midsommar Horror/Thriller 73
3Spider-Man: Far from Home Action-adventure/Sci-fi 69
4Crawl Horror/Thriller/Action 61
5The Lion King Animation/Family/Musical 55
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1For SamaDocumentary90
2The Farewell Metacritic Must-SeeDrama/Comedy90
3Honeyland Metacritic Must-See Documentary/Drama 86
4David Crosby: Remember My Name Metacritic Must-See Documentary/Music 83
5RosieDrama82
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Ash Is Purest White Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Drama85Amazon
2Relaxer Comedy/Drama 82Amazon
3Life and Nothing More Metacritic Must-SeeDrama82Amazon
4Working WomanForeign/Drama79Amazon
5 Styx Foreign/Drama78Amazon
63 FacesForeign/Drama78Amazon
7The HeiressesForeign/Drama77Amazon
8High LifeSci-fi/Drama77Amazon
9Hail Satan?Documentary76Amazon
10Sauvage / WildForeign/Drama75Amazon

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
1 Orange is the New Black Season 7 83 Netflix Netflix
2 Veronica Mars Season 4 78 Hulu Hulu
3 Harlots Season 3 77 Hulu Hulu
4 Stranger Things Season 3 72 Netflix Netflix
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Who Killed Garrett Phillips?84HBOHBO
2South Side78Comedy Central Prime Video iTunes
3I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter77HBOHBO
4Sherman's Showcase76IFC Prime Video iTunes
5 Shangri-La 75ShowtimeShowtime


* 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
1Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers91Buy
2Dragon Quest Builders 286Buy
3Sairento VR82 
4Blazing Chrome76 
5Etherborn75 
Xbox One
1Pawarumi76 
2They Are Billions75 
PC
1 Metacritic Must-PlayFinal Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers92 
2Tetris Effect89 
3Blazing Chrome78 
4Field of Glory: Empires75 
5Defector75 
Switch
1Fire Emblem: Three Houses88Buy
2Dragon Quest Builders 285Buy
3Blazing Chrome79 

What did you like?

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