Best of October 2016: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: October 31, 2016
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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 morning of October 31, 2016.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1You Want It Darker
by Leonard Cohen
92Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Dissociation
by The Dillinger Escape Plan
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Running out of Love
by The Radio Dept.
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Let Them Eat Chaos
by Kate Tempest
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
5The Midnight Sun
by C Duncan
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Little Seeds
by Shovels & Rope
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Color
by Katie Gately
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Citizen of Glass
by Agnes Obel
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Heart like a Levee
by Hiss Golden Messenger
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Utopia Defeated
by D.D. Dumbo
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
1The Birth of a Nation Drama68
2Ouija: Origin of EvilThriller/Horror65
3Kevin Hart: What Now?Comedy/Documentary60
4The Accountant Thriller51
5Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life Family51
Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1MoonlightDrama99
2Tower Documentary91
313thDocumentary91
4NewtownDocumentary87
5AquariusDrama87
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1SherpaDocumentary93Amazon
2The WailingForeign/Horror/Fantasy80Amazon
3ChevalierForeign/Dramedy76Amazon
4Microbe and GasolineAdventure75Amazon
5Life, AnimatedDocumentary75Amazon
6Captain FantasticDrama/Comedy72Amazon
7Breaking a MonsterDocumentary72Amazon
8The ApostateForeign/Comedy66Amazon
9Blood FatherAction/Thriller66Amazon
10The InfiltratorDrama/Thriller66Amazon

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
1Rectify Season 4100 Sundance Amazon iTunes
2Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 286The CW Amazon iTunes
3Black Mirror Season 382NetflixNetflix
4Ash Vs. Evil Dead Season 282Starz 
5Supergirl Season 281 The CW Amazon iTunes
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Insecure84HBOHBO
2The Durells in Corfu77 PBS Amazon
3Channel Zero75Syfy Amazon iTunes
4Westworld74HBOHBO
5People of Earth72TBS 


* 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
1Rez Infinite90 
2Titanfall 289Buy
3Battlefield 188Buy
4Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration88Buy
5Thumper84 
Xbox One
1Titanfall 291Buy
2Battlefield 188Buy
3Gears of War 485Buy
4Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide78Buy
5Skylanders Imaginators77Buy
PC
1Sid Meier's Civilization VI90Buy
2Battlefield 188Buy
3Titanfall 286Buy
4Gears of War 486 
5Atlas Reactor82 
Wii U
1Paper Mario: Color Splash76Buy
Nintendo 3DS
1Corpse Party75Buy
PlayStation Vita
1Yomawari: Night Alone75Buy
2Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls73Buy
3Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni72Buy
iPhone/iPad
1Dan The Man88Buy
2Plants vs. Zombies Heroes87Buy
3Maximum Car78Buy

What did you like?

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