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

  • Publish Date: October 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 October 31, 2017.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
by St. Vincent
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Reaching for Indigo
by Circuit des Yeux
87Amazon iTunes 
3The Weather Station
by The Weather Station
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
4The Curious Hand
by Seamus Fogarty
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Carry Fire
by Robert Plant
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Take Me Apart
by Kelela
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Turn Out the Lights
by Julien Baker
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8All American Made
by Margo Price
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Cry Cry Cry
by Wolf Parade
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
10The Ooz
by King Krule
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
1Blade Runner 2049 Sci-Fi/Thriller81
2Only the Brave Drama 73
3Professor Marston & the Wonder WomenDrama68
4Thank You for Your ServiceDrama68
Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Faces PlacesDocumentary95
2The Florida ProjectDrama92
3Jane Documentary 88
4The WorkDocumentary85
5God's Own Country Drama 84
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1The FarthestDocumentary87Amazon
2City of GhostsDocumentary86Amazon
3Baby Driver Action/Thriller 86Amazon
4The Ornithologist Foreign/Adventure 85Amazon
5A Ghost Story Drama 84Amazon
6War for the Planet of the Apes Sci-fi/Action/Thriller 82Amazon
7The Survivalist Sci-fi/Drama/Thriller 80Amazon
8Personal Shopper Drama 77Amazon
9The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait PhotographyDocumentary77Amazon
10The BeguiledDrama77Amazon

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
1At Home with Amy Sedaris83truTV Amazon iTunes
3Too Funny To Fail78HuluHulu
4The Rundown With Robin Thede78BET 
5Loudermilk76Audience Network 
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1Mr. Robot Season 382USA Amazon iTunes
2Stranger Things Season 278NetflixNetflix
3Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 974HBOHBO

* 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
1Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus88Buy
3Assassin's Creed Origins82Buy
5Middle-earth: Shadow of War81Buy
Xbox One
1Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus88Buy
2Assassin's Creed Origins85Buy
3South Park: The Fractured But Whole85Buy
4The Evil Within 282Buy
5Middle-earth: Shadow of War82Buy
1Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus89Buy
2Raw Data87 
3Assassin's Creed Origins86 
4Destiny 283Buy
5Forza Motorsport 782 
1 Super Mario Odyssey PICTURED 97Buy
2Stardew Valley87 
3Axiom Verge86 
Nintendo 3DS
1Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions82Buy
2Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth81Buy
3Culdcept Revolt73Buy
4Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire's Conspiracy72Buy
5Fire Emblem Warriors69Buy
PlayStation Vita
(no qualifying releases this month)
1Iron Marines90Buy
3The Witness88Buy
5Campfire Cooking84Buy

What did you like?

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

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