Best of January 2019: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

  • Publish Date: January 31, 2019
  • Comments: ↓ 3 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 January 31, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Remind Me Tomorrow
by Sharon Van Etten
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
by Bring Me the Horizon
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
3It Won't Be Like This All the Time
by The Twilight Sad
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
4Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?
by Deerhunter
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Assume Form
by James Blake
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Happy in the Hollow
by TOY
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Get Tragic
by Blood Red Shoes
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Better Oblivion Community Center
by Better Oblivion Community Center
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
9About the Light
by Steve Mason
81Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Goes West
by William Tyler
80Amazon 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
1The Kid Who Would Be KingAdventure/Fantasy/Family66
2Escape Room Thriller49
3A Dog's Way HomeAdventure/Family49
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Best limited releases
Movie Genre Score
1The Wild Pear Tree Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Drama85
2The Heiresses Foreign/Drama 79
3 Fyre Documentary 76
4 The Image Book Foreign/Drama 74
5Never Look Away Foreign/Drama/Thriller69
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Tea with the Dames Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary85Amazon
2First Man Metacritic Must-SeeDrama84Amazon
4The Hate U Give Metacritic Must-SeeDrama81Amazon
5I Am Not a WitchDrama80Amazon
6The Old Man & the GunDrama80Amazon
7The WifeDrama77Amazon
824 FramesForeign/Drama76Amazon
9Madeline's MadelineDrama76Amazon
10Love, GildaDocumentary74Amazon

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 You're the Worst Season 5 86 FXX Prime VideoiTunes
2 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 81 NBC Hulu Prime Video iTunes
3 The Magicians Season 4 81 Syfy Prime Video iTunes
4 Broad City Season 5 80 Comedy Central Prime Video iTunes
5 Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 73 CBS All Access CBS All Access
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Surviving R. Kelly86Lifetime Prime Video iTunes
2Good Trouble83Freeform Hulu Prime Video iTunes
3Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists82HBOHBO
4Sex Education81NetflixNetflix
5The Other Two79Comedy Central Prime Video iTunes

* 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.

PlayStation 4
1 Resident Evil 2 Metacritic Must-Play
2Kingdom Hearts III88Buy
3Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown81Buy
4Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition81Buy
5The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - The Final Season Episode 3: Broken Toys78 
Xbox One
1 Resident Evil 2 Metacritic Must-Play
2Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown81Buy
3Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition80Buy
4Kingdom Hearts III79Buy
5Onimusha: Warlords76Buy
1Slay the Spire92 
2 Resident Evil 2 Metacritic Must-Play
3Catherine Classic80 
4Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 - Rules78 
5Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 276 
1Sega Ages: OutRun84 
2Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition84Buy
3New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe80Buy
4My Memory of Us79 

What did you like?

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

Comments (3)

  • SaimKhanChandio  

    Capcom is no1 in gaming great!

  • zameenforyou  

    Congrats you all i think you are all getting the interest of people that you deserve! Very nice to come in the top lists.

  • kilgore777  

    So glad to see The Twilight Sad's new album at number 3 on the list. They are finally getting the attention that they deserve!

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