Bitches Brew (studio album) by Miles Davis

Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
Year: 1970
Overall rank: 153rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
84/100 (from 1,155 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1970 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (40th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (153rd)

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Bitches Brew is ranked 2nd best out of 120 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

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  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 1,155 votes)
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5 days ago Fischman  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 11,00566/100
 
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05/19/2024 22:16 larrt  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 15386/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.2/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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75/100
From 02/09/2024 00:52
Very ethereal and entranced.
A way more interesting Miles than Kind of Blue-era for sure.
Its like its trumpet is painting the landscape the band's creating.
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85/100
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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90/100
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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90/100
From 04/14/2022 16:10
A different trip every listen. This album is incredible!
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90/100
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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75/100
From 05/02/2021 23:52
Pretty long, but with enough substance to stand on his own.
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95/100
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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