Kind Of Blue (studio album) by Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 40th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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89/100 (from 2,103 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 1959 (1st)
Award Best album of the 1950s (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (40th)

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Kind Of Blue is ranked as the best album by Miles Davis.

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89/100 (from 2,103 votes)
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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 89.0/100, a mean average of 87.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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95/100
From 3 days ago
A masterpiece in music that is phenomenal right from the start all the way up to the closing moments of Flamenco Sketches. As this album unravels you can only sit there and marvel at the genius and artistry of Miles Davis and he makes it near impossible to not get lost in the music. The ensemble he has formulated is possibly the greatest personnel list we will ever be treated to with everyone performing at their peak. At the helm is the mastermind himself in Davis whose trumpet guides us through the record giving us the best performance I have ever heard from him. Next up is Bill Evans whose soft piano moments adds a more delicate side to the proceedings on tracks like Flamenco Sketches and Blue In Green. Then there is John Coltrane on tenor sax whose performance is stellar as always. He provides flourishes giving the sound a vital edge and the quality he provides us with is outstanding. Finally, there is the two most under appreciated performers on the record which is Jimmy Cobb and Paul Chambers on double bass and drums who maintain the flow and keep the pace while allowing the others to shine with their solos. There are no weak tracks on this album and I really do think I could endlessly spin this record and I would never become bored. Overall, this is an album that has to be listened to by everyone as it transcends both jazz and music making it one of the greatest and most important albums ever released.
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From 04/24/2022 12:53
I don't know much about jazz, I just hear nice, smooth abd beautiful music here.
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From 02/04/2022 18:07
Come on, there's no way to be objective about this
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From 11/02/2021 22:57
One of the all time greats in any genre, Miles Davis just hits the entire experience out of the park. The first moment to the last, this album is basically a single music idea broken into segments and played beautifully.
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From 09/16/2021 16:16
overrated
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From 09/01/2021 18:06
Se juntaron unos genios en hicieron esta delicia. Uno de los más aclamados discos de jazz. Y con razón.
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From 08/10/2021 19:49
Great record though it seems to always be touted as some jazz gateway record which I've never really understood. I bought it way back without any jazz knowledge and didn't appreciate it at all. I only loved it after other avenues into jazz via hip hop, funk, jazzfunk etc. If you don't like this at first maybe this isn't your gateway. It doesn't mean you can't get into jazz, you just need another road in. Then come back to this.
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From 05/17/2021 12:45
A foundation of modal jazz that is Miles Davis. He could reinvented himself in his "electric" period, but none of those come close to this classic. 10/10 Great recommendation for first beginners of jazz.
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From 04/20/2021 00:19
A pretty much flawless record through and through. The improvisation, the solos with modes in mind, the incredible leads by Paul Chambers, Bill Evans, and Wynton Kelly, etc. You can't find a more talented group of jazz musicians at the peaks of their powers like this group.
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From 03/16/2021 21:07
Truly brilliant, a must listen for anyone who considers themselves a music fan.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
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14. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
15. Chet by Chet Baker
16. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
17. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
18. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
19. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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