Bitches Brew (studio album) by Miles Davis

Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 149th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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84/100 (from 1,129 votes)
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Bitches Brew is ranked 2nd best out of 118 albums by Miles Davis on

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,790.

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From 09/19/2022 23:01
Mais uma virada de carreira em uma deliciosa viagem lisérgica. Toda vez que eu ouço eu caio em algum lugar diferente, descubro novas maravilhas.
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From 08/07/2022 04:40
I hear something new every time I listen to this record. Wonderful jazz fusion!
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From 07/01/2022 23:33
This album is an absolutely great experience and journey, great funky jazz from srart to finish.
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From 04/14/2022 16:10
A different trip every listen. This album is incredible!
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From 02/07/2022 23:00
A fantastic and very important album in the history of music and you have to applaud the experimentation of his compositions. It is a genius recording that is packed full of great performances from everyone on the album. Obviously Miles himself is fantastic but you have to give so much credit to McLaughlin as his guitar playing makes this jazz fusion record what it is. Pretty much all of his solos are stunning and really give that extra edge to an album that was already very edgy. It is very difficult to listen to this album and not respect the musicianship and quality that is being played for you and at times you can easily feel overwhelmed by it all. This is mainly due to the erratic and vibrant nature of the album. However, I do think there are issues with this release and I don't think it is his best or most consistent work. For example, it is far to long and does drag as it is a very bloated album. There is a few songs that could be cut down and even though they are two of my favourite tracks, the first two songs could really do with being shortened, especially Pharaoh's Dance. It can also be to slow at times and you do find your concentration drifting away from the album as it is a very tough album to listen to all the way through. Furthermore, I find the musicianship to be a little weaker on the second side compared to the first. Overall, a brilliant display of musical talent that could do with a bit of refining to truly be amongst the elite but it is still a great album.
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From 05/02/2021 23:52
Pretty long, but with enough substance to stand on his own.
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From 04/29/2021 04:19
Quite a long noodling psychedelic jazz album that shatters the Earth when it came out. The atmosphere is almost a fever dream to handle, from soothing, to funky, and sometimes, frightening. Not a thing for me at first, but patience is always the key.
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From 03/15/2021 20:50
Last night, I took out a nice pair of headphones, and listened to my first jazz record. I turned out the lights, and instantly became enchanted by this album. It has this otherworldly quality to it that I just can't explain. I give this album the highest of praises I possibly can.
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From 02/28/2021 00:04
Mi album favorito, llevo escuchandolo 20 años y aun sigo descubriendo cosas entre las pistas de audio, su profundidad es oceanica, Miles y el resto de musicos lograron crear algo que trasciende el tiempo y que aun 50 años despues de su salida sigue sonando igual de fresco, complejo y cañero

No todo el disco me fascina igual, pero Bitches Brew, Spanish Key y Miles run the voodoo down son para mi musica en su mas alto nivel
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Best Albums of 1970
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2. After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
3. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
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