Kind Of Blue (album) by Miles Davis

Kind Of Blue
Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 40th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 1,923 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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Average Rating: 
89/100 (from 1,923 votes)
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05/21/2020 09:05 MatthewH3  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1387/100
 
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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 87.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 89.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.2.

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From 4 days ago
Great album!
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From 05/09/2020 18:41
A truly masterpiece
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From 01/17/2020 19:29
La Obra Maestra del Jazz!! Nada mas que agregar :)
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From 12/20/2019 17:12
A little jazz goes a long way.
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From 11/24/2019 15:54
Kind Of Blue brought modal jazz to the top, being It a landmark in Jazz, probaly the most important Jazz album ever.
In 2019, when you hear It and compare with basicly everything else that was going at the time, you understand why It attracted so much atention.

Miles David is a legend, no doubt about It, one of the greats of music in general, but I think it's not only for the songs alone, he always inspired for pushing things foward, reinventing the genre whenever he got the chance to do so. Most people have pointed It out, but It is kind Of true, If Miles David didn't existed, Jazz would have fallen from grace way, way earlier
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From 09/24/2019 14:05
Masterpiece of Jazz and not only
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From 09/16/2019 07:51
My appreciation of jazz has grown considerably over the five years or so and this has become one of my favourite albums of the genre. Stunning
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From 08/14/2019 15:29
This took me multiple listens to get into. Awesome album.

Favorites: So What, Blue In Green, All Blues.
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From 05/12/2019 14:30
A wonderful work of art, and timeless. As others have already mentioned, this is a very accessible jazz CD, and it's a great place to start for those who are interested in exploring the genre.
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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
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
12. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
15. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
16. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
17. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
18. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
19. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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