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

  • Publish Date: October 1, 2017
  • Comments: ↓ 2 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 October 1, 2017.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1American Dream
by LCD Soundsystem
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Relatives in Descent
by Protomartyr
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
3V
by The Horrors
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Sleep Well Beast
by The National
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Aromanticism
by Moses Sumney
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
6L.A Witch
by L.A. Witch
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Stranger in the Alps
by Phoebe Bridgers
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
8The Source
by Tony Allen
83Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Brick Body Kids Still Daydream
by Open Mike Eagle
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Southern Blood
by Gregg Allman
82Amazon 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
1StrongerDrama76
2mother! Horror/Thriller 74
3Battle of the Sexes Comedy/Sports 73
4It Horror/Thriller/Adventure 70
5American Made Drama/Thriller/Comedy/Action 65
Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1EX LIBRIS: New York Public LibraryDocumentary92
2Rat FilmDocumentary86
3Strong IslandDocumentary86
4I Am Another YouDocumentary85
5Sieranevada Foreign/Drama 82
Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1The Big Sick Rom-com86Amazon
2Certain WomenDrama82Amazon
3Raw Horror/Drama 81Amazon
4It Comes at Night Horror 78Amazon
5The Death of Louis XIV Foreign/Drama 76Amazon
6Wonder Woman Action-Adventure/Sci-fi 76Amazon
7David Lynch: The Art LifeDocumentary75Amazon
8Like Crazy Foreign/Drama/Comedy 74Amazon
9Pop Aye Foreign/Drama 73Amazon
10Abacus: Small Enough to JailDocumentary73Amazon

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
1 Better Things Season 2 96 FX Amazon iTunes
2 BoJack Horseman Season 4 87 Netflix Netflix
3 The Good Place Season 2 87 NBC Amazon iTunes Hulu
4 Outlander (2014) Season 3 87 Starz Starz
5 Broad City Season 4 85 Comedy Central Amazon iTunes
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1The Vietnam War90PBS Amazon iTunes
2The Deuce86HBOHBO
3Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus83Cinemax 
4Big Mouth80NetflixNetflix
5American Vandal75NetflixNetflix


* 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
1Destiny 285Buy
2Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA85Buy
3FIFA 1884Buy
4Final Fantasy IX83 
5Project CARS 283Buy
Xbox One
1Forza Motorsport 792Buy
2Destiny 287Buy
3Cuphead86Buy
4Project CARS 286Buy
5NBA 2K1885Buy
PC
1 Divinity: Original Sin II PICTURED95 
2Cuphead90 
3Total War: WARHAMMER II86Buy
4Project CARS 286 
5Dishonored: Death of the Outsider82Buy
Switch
1SteamWorld Dig 288 
2Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition85 
3Thimbleweed Park80 
4Pokken Tournament DX79 
5NBA 2K1877Buy
Nintendo 3DS
1Metroid: Samus Returns88Buy
2Monster Hunter Stories79Buy
3Yo-kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters75 
PlayStation Vita
1Mary Skelter: Nightmares76Buy
iPhone/iPad
1Iron Marines90Buy
2The Witness88Buy
3Thimbleweed Park83Buy
4Another Lost Phone: Laura's Story82Buy

What did you like?

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

Comments (2)

  • SamuelYuri  

    I'm sorry, but where is Samuel Yuri's new albums? His musics can be found at spotify and many digital streaming sites already, but they are not here yet. Who's updating these lists?..
    Samuel Yuri discography: The Sun, Orient Places, Contemplation Theme I, Nuvens Claras, Beethoven's Inspiration, Arab Theme I, Arab Theme II: Orient Places and West Song.
    Update this asap.

  • huyanan  

    I'm sorry, but where is Mount Kimbie's new album? Love What Survives has received a meta-score of 82 but has much more reviews than Brick Body Kids Still Daydream and Southern Blood. I'm just confused. And seriously, where did you guys put Mount Kimbie at?

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