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Bitches Brew (album) by Miles Davis 

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Bitches Brew
Bitches Brew by Miles Davis (1970)
Overall rank: 228th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 388 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1970 (12th)
Top 100 albums of the 1970s (57th)
Top 500 albums of all time (228th)

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Miles Davis bestography

Bitches Brew is NOT ranked as the best album by Miles Davis. The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 43 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 27,576.

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Bitches Brew track list

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1.Pharaoh's Dance
85/100 (38 votes)
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2.Track pickBitches Brew
85/100 (44 votes)
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3.Spanish Key
84/100 (36 votes)
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4.John Mclaughlin
82/100 (32 votes)
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5.Miles Runs The Voodoo Down
85/100 (38 votes)
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6.Sanctuary
84/100 (34 votes)
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The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated.)

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Bitches Brew rankings

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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 388 votes)
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73/100
 
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10/25/2014 14:07
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90/100
10/22/2014 19:49
68/100
 
70/100
10/15/2014 00:27
78/100

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90/100
From Borve 10/04/2014 12:01
The most smelly album I've heard. Smells like hashish, sweaty lions, dust, dried feces. It's like the musical equivalent of dehydration; it's music like this which can make me romanticize about Africa
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From Graeme2 09/28/2014 19:36
Anyone giving this a low rating.....turn off the cd. Roll one. A fat one......turn on the cd again contains bitches brew. Smoke that.......and the rating is now?
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80/100
From drummingunicorn 07/16/2014 05:59
good album
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Always thought the snare drum was on the 2 & 4 beat, and the bass drum on 1 & 3 in rock music... well, whether it's jazz fusion, avant-garde jazz, experimental jazz, future jazz, tribal acid jazz, tropical/subtropical psychedelic jazz rock (I'm just inventing names now)... whatever it is, it's a fascinatingly strange brew that I've never quite tasted before and never will again!
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90/100
From NickVolos 10/07/2013 00:08
An extraordinary album by a visionary that brought the worlds of Jazz, Funk and Rock together and literally fused them into an amalgam to be known simply as: Fusion.
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95/100
From Error Finn 07/29/2013 10:35
Telefunker: 0/100, A man without courage.
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From jeremylannister 05/02/2013 21:31
really mind throbbing, but after a while you go numb and it all sort of makes sense. beautiful
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80/100
From sethmadsen 04/13/2013 10:16
As amazing as this is, I don't understand why people call it a fusion of rock n' roll and jazz... just because it has electric bass, guitar, and piano in it? The most important part of rock n' roll is that the snare is on the 1 & 3 beat and bass drum is on the 2 & 4 beat. Nothing like this ever happens on this album (maybe Miles Runs the voodoo down)... granted, I understand it is fusion jazz... but just because something has electric or non-electric instruments doesn't automatically mean it is borrowing influences from rock n' roll... I guess just rock music in general... anyways, in my opinion it is simply Jazz with electrical instruments. I think this is one reason why I don't like labels... half the time they aren't even true (grunge imo for example, is a trick on kids to buy "new" music).
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100/100
From ~SMiLE~ 03/11/2013 21:24
A spontaneous chaotic unpredictable atmosphere permeates "Bitches Brew". Some may find this album to be a bit too random and confusing, due to it's unconventional style, feeling it to be a bad acid trip. Too all over the place.

The spontaneity is contained within a framework. The bandleader, Miles Davis, can be heard whispering cues or instructions and snapping his fingers to indicating tempo. After recording, Miles took to the tapes, splicing, editing and moving them around further arranging the songs.


Theres a darkness to this trend setting album. It's a dense atmospheric ride. You can lose yourself in these potent moods and distinct instrumentations, piled in layers upon layers.


An intense, unique, improvisational sounding groundbreaking album.
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Rating:  
95/100
From Wat 03/01/2013 00:48
Complete and utter mindfuck of a listen. I love it.
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