Best of September 2018: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: September 30, 2018
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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 September 30, 2018.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Room 25
by Noname
93Amazon iTunesSpotify
2Chris
by Christine and the Queens
90Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Safe In The Hands Of Love
by Yves Tumor
89Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Double Negative
by Low
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Gave in Rest
by Sarah Davachi
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
6And Nothing Hurt
by Spiritualized
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7MITH
by Lonnie Holley
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Iridescence
by BROCKHAMPTON
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
9Solo Piano III
by Chilly Gonzales
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Heaven
by Dilly Dally
82Amazon iTunesSpotify

Highest-scoring movies this month

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

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Best wide releases
Movie Genre Score
1Fahrenheit 11/9Documentary69
2A Simple Favor Thriller/Comedy 67
3White Boy Rick Drama 59
4Smallfoot Animation/Family 59
5The House with a Clock in Its Walls Fantasy/Family 57
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1Museo Foreign/Drama88
2Jane Fonda in Five ActsDocumentary87
3Bisbee '17 Metacritic Must-SeeWestern/Documentary87
4Tea with the DamesDocumentary86
5Hale County This Morning, This EveningDocumentary83
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Hereditary Metacritic Must-See Horror/Thriller87Amazon
2Won't You Be My Neighbor? Metacritic Must-See Documentary 85Amazon
3MountainDocumentary82Amazon
4Summer 1993 Metacritic Must-See Drama 81Amazon
5The Guardians Metacritic Must-SeeDrama81Amazon
6Pin CushionDrama74Amazon
7BeastDrama74Amazon
8FilmworkerDocumentary73Amazon
9Dark River Drama/Thriller 69Amazon
10The Desert Bride Foreign/Drama 68Amazon

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
1The Good Place Season 396NBC Hulu Amazon iTunes
2BoJack Horseman Season 592NetflixNetflix
3The Deuce Season 286HBOHBO
4American Vandal Season 276NetflixNetflix
5 American Horror Story Season 8 ("Apocalypse")63FX Amazon iTunes
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Sorry for Your Loss83Facebook WatchFacebook Watch
2Warriors of Liberty City77StarzStarz
3Forever77Prime VideoAmazon Prime
4Mr Inbetween77FX Amazon iTunes
5King Lear76Prime VideoAmazon Prime


* 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
1Marvel's Spider-Man87Buy
2Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age86Buy
3Valkyria Chronicles 485Buy
4FIFA 1983Buy
5Destiny 2: Forsaken82 
Xbox One
1Forza Horizon 492Buy
2Destiny 2: Forsaken86 
3PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds86Buy
4NHL 1984Buy
5NBA 2K1984Buy
PC
1Forza Horizon 488 
2Destiny 2: Forsaken85 
3Valkyria Chronicles 485 
4Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 - Roads81 
5Shadow of the Tomb Raider81 
Switch
1Hyper Light Drifter87 
2Valkyria Chronicles 482Buy
3Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country81Buy
4The Gardens Between79 
5Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle77 
(no good releases this month)
Nintendo 3DS
PlayStation Vita
(no good releases this month)
iPhone/iPad
1Alphabear 281Buy
2Where Shadows Slumber77Buy

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