E.S.P. (studio album) by Miles Davis

E.S.P. by Miles Davis
Year: 1965
Overall rank: 3,716th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 91 votes)
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Miles Davis bestography

E.S.P. is ranked 15th best out of 120 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 37 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,706.

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E.S.P. track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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77/100 (from 91 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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From 11/14/2022 14:25
Miles and his 5 does some good, yeah
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From 10/17/2020 01:16
First album from the second quintet, but I can't argue with a previous comment that they are already at their peak...from which they never dropped in their three years together. While Coltrane was moving to the noisy free jazz of Ayler and Ornette etc, Miles and the quintet were keeping it much more grounded and listenable while still taking it into exploratory areas where the listener can sometimes get a little lost. Miles himself sounds great on this album, he definitely (well...imho) is at his peak with the second quintet. Greatest jazz band ever, to my ears, and this is a stunning start.
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From 05/15/2020 12:29
Super classy effort from 2nd Miles Davis quintet at it's peak.
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From 04/19/2013 19:38
The second great Miles Davis quintet with nice compositions from everybody but Tony Williams.
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