Bitches Brew (album) by Miles Davis

Bitches Brew
Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 163rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 968 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (41st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (163rd)

Miles Davis bestography

Bitches Brew is ranked 2nd best out of 106 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 37 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,175.

Miles Davis album bestography « Higher ranked (37th) This album (163rd) Lower ranked (248th) »
Kind Of BlueBitches BrewIn A Silent Way

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Bitches Brew track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 87 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 968 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 83.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 84.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.2.

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95/100
From 01/17/2020 18:47
La genialidad de Davis hecha Album!! Es mi album favorito de Miles Davis, aunque estoy absolutamente de acuerdo que es un poco difícil de digerir!! Si puede busque un buen vino o cerveza, fume algo de cannabis, coloque este disco y aprecie como es la vida con Miles Davis psicodelico de Fondo!! Un placer este disco!!
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From 08/16/2019 20:53
Best jazz album I've ever heard. Seriously mindblown. The title track and Miles Runs The Voodoo Down are both masterpieces.
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75/100
From 04/14/2019 14:55
Clearly a groundbreaking album, and full of wonderful experimentation and innovation, but sometimes very random, or outbursts placed just for shock value. Great album, but overrated overall as Miles produced better fusion both before and after.
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95/100
From 03/12/2019 20:52
Fantastic album! If there is such a thing as progressive jazz then this is it! The Electric Ladyland of the Miles Davis collection. The Dark Side of the Moon, the Sgt Pepper, the Selling England by the Pound, the Close to the Edge, the Moving Pictures. OK, I'll stop now, you catch my drift.
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From 02/28/2019 20:49
This album is a jewel, a killing, an absolute masterpiece, an extremely important record for me, and one of the most essential, major records in the history of music, and, in particular, in jazz. "Bitches Brew", this Brouet of Sluts, is an album simply hypnotic, essential, grandiose, an album absolutely unbeatable, as well at Miles (except "Kind Of Blue" which is the best album of all time) that among the other jazzmen. An album that will sell by thousands of copies, and will be variously welcomed: purists will say that this is not true jazz, and young people will appreciate this mix of cultures making them discover a new way to listen to rock. On arrival, a perfect record, huge, monstrous, grrrreat.

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Best track: "Pharaoh's Dance"
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80/100
From 02/08/2019 16:45
I wish I was qualified to do an in-depth review about this album but, unfortunately, I don't know much about what makes up a Jazz album. It's a lot more methodical and electric guitar-centric than Davis' previous work that I've heard. It sounds like a more chaotic In a Silent Way. I particularly enjoyed Sanctuary.
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95/100
From 02/02/2019 04:16
Like nothing I've ever heard before, but I say that with a lot of Miles Davis' records. Pure genius and it must've been a trip to have worked on this album.
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90/100
From 07/09/2018 13:24
I love the progressive dark electric sound to this album but I feel the first 2 tracks are really dragged out too long and I struggle to sit through it all in one cool. Personally, I prefer In A Silent Way however, I'll admit that this is more important and groundbreaking album.
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From 05/03/2018 03:43
Peak electric Miles. Only one that comes close is Jack Johnson
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From 04/10/2018 03:33
Sure beats what Pink Floyd was doing at the time...
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