Best of March 2015: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: March 31, 2015
  • Comments: ↓ 4 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 March 31, 2015.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1To Pimp A Butterfly
by Kendrick Lamar
96Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Carrie & Lowell
by Sufjan Stevens
91Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Steven Wilson
89Amazon iTunes 
4Sometimes I Sit And Think,
And Sometimes I Just Sit

by Courtney Barnett
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Fantasy Empire
by Lightning Bolt
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress
by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Down to Believing
by Allison Moorer
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
by LoneLady
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
10Primrose Green
by Ryley Walker
83Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

Includes films with 7 or more reviews from critics. Theatrical re-releases are excluded.

Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
1It FollowsHorror83
2Cinderella Family/Adventure/Fantasy 67
3Run All Night Action/Thriller 59
4Home Animation/Family 55
5The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Comedy/Drama 51
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1Dreamcatcher Documentary86
2The Salt of the EarthDocumentary84
3Seymour: An IntroductionDocumentary83
4Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of BeliefDocumentary81
5White GodDrama78
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Song of the Sea Animation/Family85Amazon
2Top Five Comedy81Amazon
3Foxcatcher Drama81Amazon
4Pride Drama/Comedy79Amazon
5Wild Drama/Adventure76Amazon
6Listen Up Philip Drama/Comedy76Amazon
7Interstellar Sci-fi74Amazon
8The Imitation Game Drama73Amazon
9The Way He Looks Drama72Amazon
10Antarctica: A Year on Ice Documentary69Amazon

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)
Show Score Network Stream It
1American Crime84ABC Hulu+ iTunes Amazon
2 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief TV Movie 83HBO 
3 Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Miniseries78PBS iTunes Amazon
4Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt78NetflixNetflix
5Younger75 TV Land Hulu iTunes Amazon
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Community Season 678 Yahoo! Yahoo!
2Broadchurch Season 273 BBC America iTunes Amazon
3Bates Motel Season 372A&E iTunes Amazon

* 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. Note that the month's best iOS games are listed in a separate article. (All "Buy" links below go to

Best PS4 Games Best Xbox One Games
2Axiom Verge87 
3OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood86 
4DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition85Buy
5Borderlands: The Handsome Collection84Buy
1Ori and the Blind Forest89 
2DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition86Buy
3Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness84 
4Borderlands: The Handsome Collection83Buy
5Resident Evil: Revelations 275Buy
Best PC Games Best Wii U Games
1Pillars of Eternity90Buy
2Ori and the Blind Forest89 
3Cities: Skylines86 
4Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged77 
5Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness77 
1Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars69 
2Mario Party 1066Buy
Best 3DS Games Best Vita Games
13D Out Run87 
2Story of Seasons78Buy
3Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Thunderflash78 
4Inazuma Eleven Go: Chrono Stones: Wildfire77 
5Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.72Buy
1OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood86 
2Child of Light83 
3La-Mulana EX78 
4Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines78 
5Soldner-X 2: Final Prototype71 

What did you like?

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

Comments (4)

  • loadstone007  

    You died

  • HempCentPark  

    Nice article.. Im realy exticed

  • PashaAlex  

    3DS is obviously better than Wii U from game perspective. OlliOlli 2... WTF is this **** anyway? I played it 5 minutes on my Vita and then buried it.

  • shavenwookie  


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