Best of May 2017: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: May 31, 2017
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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 May 31, 2017.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Black Origami
by Jlin
91Amazon iTunesSpotify
2A Kind Revolution
by Paul Weller
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
3No Shape
by Perfume Genius
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Pageant
by Pwr Bttm
85  
5Halo
by Juana Molina
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Modern Kosmology
by Jane Weaver
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Compassion
by Forest Swords
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Stubborn Persistent Illusions
by Do Make Say Think
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Joan Shelley
by Joan Shelley
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Party
by Aldous Harding
81Amazon 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
1Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Action-Adventure/Sci-fi67
2Alien: Covenant Sci-fi/Horror/Thriller 65
3Everything, Everything Drama 52
4SnatchedAction/Comedy45
5King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Action-Adventure/Fantasy 42
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1The Woman Who Left Foreign/Drama83
2Last Men in AleppoDocumentary81
3The SurvivalistSci-Fi/Drama/Thriller80
4Long Strange TripDocumentary79
5Icaros: A VisionDrama77
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1I Am Not Your NegroDocumentary95Amazon
2Things to ComeForeign/Drama88Amazon
3The Red TurtleAnimation86Amazon
4My Life as a ZucchiniAnimation/Family85Amazon
5The SalesmanForeign/Drama85Amazon
6Get OutHorror/Comedy84Amazon
7Right Now, Wrong ThenForeign/Drama81Amazon
8The Age of ShadowsForeign/Drama/Thriller78Amazon
9LoganAction/Sci-fi77Amazon
10DheepanForeign/Drama76Amazon

Highest-scoring TV premieres this month

All shows debuting this month with reviews from at least 4 critics are eligible.

Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Master of None Season 291NetflixNetflix
2Casual Season 388HuluHulu
3The Carmichael Show Season 378NBC 
4Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 378NetflixNetflix
5 Twin Peaks Season 374ShowtimeShowtime
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Anne with an E79NetflixNetflix
2The Keepers78NetflixNetflix
3I Love Dick74 Amazon Amazon Prime
4Victorian Slum House73PBS Amazon iTunes
5Mommy Dead and Dearest71HBOHBO


* 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
1Injustice 288Buy
2Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 287Buy
3Polybius81 
4RiME81Buy
5Prey79Buy
Xbox One
1Injustice 289Buy
2Forza Horizon 3: Hot Wheels88 
3Prey86Buy
4RiME86Buy
5Shadow Warrior 279Buy
PC
1Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade88 
2Steel Division: Normandy 4484 
3EVERSPACE83 
4The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd82 
5Endless Space 282 
Switch
1Thumper87 
2Minecraft: Switch Edition86Buy
3Disgaea 5 Complete83Buy
4TumbleSeed79 
Nintendo 3DS
1Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia81Buy
PlayStation Vita
1Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy64Buy
iPhone/iPad
1Miles & Kilo89Buy
2SPACEPLAN89Buy
3Battle Bay88Buy
4Old Man's Journey87Buy
5Arkanoid vs Space Invaders87Buy

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