In A Silent Way (album) by Miles Davis

In A Silent Way
In A Silent Way by Miles Davis
Year: 1969
Overall rank: 247th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
86/100 (from 700 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (40th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (247th)

Miles Davis bestography

In A Silent Way is ranked 3rd best out of 104 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 40 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,858.

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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 85.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 86.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 06/17/2019 15:00
Miles Davis, it's a love story. A love story of a man with his instrument, a man with his life, his disappointments, his women, his fans, his musicians, his detractors, his drugs, his music, his soul ... Miles has been in perpetual quest. "In A Silent Way" is a transitional album, a spin from Miles' discography. The beginning of his electric period, the best period in my opinion. This is the most textural album of the master of jazz (yes, I say master). "In A Silent Way" is a sensual, almost erotic ode. I could listen to this record in a loop, whole days, as it is simple and direct with the listener. A record at the border of materiality, feeling like a vapor in the "ambient". And just for those minutes suspended in space, Miles Davis release an exceptional jazz album and, once again, revolutionary.

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Best track: "In A Silent Way/It's About That Time"
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Rating:  
90/100
From 04/14/2019 15:06
My #1 Miles. Rather understated on the surface but so deep and captivating underneath. Miles demonstrates his greatest level if mastery here.
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80/100
From 01/15/2019 20:11
I still don't know too much about Jazz. I'm just listening to what this website tells me to but I really enjoy this album. It's great to just relax and listen to. It's a lot slower than most albums making it capable of lulling you into a state of serenity.
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95/100
From 11/10/2018 03:30
Miles is joined by Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea & Wayne Shorter among others for this soothing, spacey, and mystical ride.
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From 07/09/2018 13:25
Absolutely love the ambient and electric sound on this album and also some of the immense groove. 2nd favourite Miles album.
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From 05/18/2018 01:54
Great bridge to Bitches Brew. Electric Miles at his most soothing
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From 04/22/2018 19:29
It's incredibly majestic. Especially the second half, which is nearly ambient.
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90/100
From 12/27/2017 19:44
It's Miles Davis. What is there to say, really?
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From 10/22/2017 22:29
Calm like Kind of Blue, electric and eccentric like Bitches Brew, and awesome like the both of them
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From 07/23/2017 22:56
A beautiful album and one of the best albums ever. It marked the beginning of a new, more electric era for Miles (that would lead to other masterpieces like Bitches Brew and On the Corner). It's got a calm, relaxed atmosphere that few other albums can produce. It also paved the way for the ambient genre, which again just adds to how much of a pioneer Miles was. Anyone who likes Kind of Blue should hear this.
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