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

  • Publish Date: June 1, 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 May 31, 2019.

Album/Artist Score Buy Album Stream Album
1LEGACY! LEGACY!
by Jamila Woods
90Amazon iTunesSpotify
2U.F.O.F.
by Big Thief
88Amazon iTunesSpotify
3Reward
by Cate Le Bon
87Amazon iTunesSpotify
4There is No Other
by Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
86Amazon iTunesSpotify
5IGOR
by Tyler, The Creator
85Amazon iTunesSpotify
6Nothing Great About Britain
by slowthai
84Amazon iTunesSpotify
7Diviner
by Hayden Thorpe
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
8Father of the Bride
by Vampire Weekend
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
9We Get By
by Mavis Staples
82Amazon iTunesSpotify
10Rammstein
by Rammstein
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
1Booksmart Metacritic Must-SeeComedy84
2John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Action/Thriller 73
3Rocketman Drama/Music 73
4Long Shot Rom-com 67
5Aladdin Family/Fantasy/Adventure/Musical 53
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Best limited (including streaming/VOD-only) releases
Movie Genre Score
1The Souvenir Metacritic Must-See Drama92
2The ProposalDocumentary81
3Shadow Metacritic Must-See Foreign/Action/Drama 81
4Knock Down the HouseDocumentary80
5Non-Fiction Foreign/Comedy 79
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Best DVD/Blu-ray releases
Movie Genre Score Buy
1Apollo 11 Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary87Amazon
2Bisbee '17 Metacritic Must-SeeDocumentary87Amazon
3Birds of Passage Metacritic Must-SeeForeign/Drama85Amazon
4Science FairDocumentary79Amazon
5Let the Sunshine InForeign/Rom-com79Amazon
6The Image BookForeign/Experimental76Amazon
7Garry Winogrand: All Things are PhotographableDocumentary76Amazon
8BlazeDrama75Amazon
9In the Last Days of the CityForeign/Drama75Amazon
10Sorry AngelForeign/Drama73Amazon

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 returning shows *
Show Score Network Stream It
1 Fleabag Season 2 96 Prime Video Free With Prime
2 Line of Duty Season 5 85 Acorn TV  
3 Vida Season 2 82 Starz Starz
4 Archer Season 10 74 FXX FX
Best new shows (including movies/miniseries/specials)
Show Score Network Stream It
1When They See Us87NetflixNetflix
2What's My Name: Muhammad Ali85HBOHBO
3Deadwood: The Movie85HBOHBO
4Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men85ShowtimeShowtime
5Chernobyl83HBOHBO


* 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
1VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action85 
2A Plague Tale: Innocence81Buy
3Blood & Truth80 
4Darkwood80 
5Unruly Heroes79 
Xbox One
1A Plague Tale: Innocence83Buy
2SNK 40th Anniversary Collection81 
3Void Bastards75 
4Team Sonic Racing74Buy
5Rage 274Buy
PC
1Total War: Three Kingdoms85 
2Outer Wilds85 
3Irony Curtain: From Matryoshka with Love84 
4Yakuza Kiwami 282 
5Void Bastards82 
Switch
1VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action85 
2Duck Game83 
3Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons83 
4Resident Evil 481 
5Castlevania Anniversary Collection80 

What did you like?

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

Comments (2)

  • eli_fjr  

    Not bad

  • KidScoobie  

    y'all doing the summer metascore predictions this year?

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