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

  • Publish Date: September 30, 2019
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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, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1Jaime
by Brittany Howard
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
2All My Heroes Are Cornballs
by JPEGMAFIA
86Amazon Spotify
3House of Sugar
by (Sandy) Alex G
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
4In Cauda Venenum
by Opeth
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
5Amadjar
by Tinariwen
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
6The Practice of Love
by Jenny Hval
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7The Return
by Sampa the Great
83Amazon Spotify
8Saves the World
by MUNA
82Amazon Spotify
9Resonant Body
by Octo Octa
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Memory
by Vivian Girls
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
1Ad Astra Sci-fi/Adventure/Thriller80
2Hustlers Comedy/Drama 79
3Downton AbbeyDrama64
4Abominable Animation/Family 62
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1One Cut of the Dead Foreign/Horror/Comedy85
2Chained for LifeDrama81
3Midnight TravelerDocumentary80
4Diego Maradona Documentary/Sports 78
5First Love Foreign/Drama/Comedy 77
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Booksmart Metacritic Must-SeeComedy84 Amazon
2Wild Rose Drama80 Amazon
3Bodied Comedy/Drama75 Amazon
4John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Action/Thriller73 Amazon
5The Third WifeDrama71 Amazon
6Echo In the Canyon Music/Documentary70 Amazon
7In the AislesDrama67 Amazon
8The Wind Horror/Western66 Amazon
9Walking on WaterDocumentary63 Amazon

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 new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1Undone88 Prime Video Free With Prime
2Unbelievable82 Netflix Netflix
3Country Music80PBS Prime Video iTunes
4Evil75CBS Prime Video iTunes
5Stumptown73ABC Hulu Prime Video iTunes
Best returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1The Deuce Season 379HBOHBO


* 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
1Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne89 
2Sayonara Wild Hearts86 
3Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered86Buy
4The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series83Buy
5eFootball PES 202082Buy
Xbox One
1Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne90 
2NHL 2086 
3Gears 585Buy
4Blasphemous84 
5Borderlands 382Buy
PC
1Borderlands 383Buy
2Gears 582 
3Children of Morta82 
4WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship79 
5The Sojourn78 
Switch
1Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition92 
2Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition90 
3Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition89Buy
4The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening88Buy
5AI: The Somnium Files87 

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