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Birth Of The Cool (album) by Miles Davis

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Birth Of The Cool
Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis (1957)
Compilation
Overall rank: 829th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 342 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 1957 (4th)
Award Top 20 albums of the 1950s (13th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (829th)

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Miles Davis bestography

Birth Of The Cool is ranked 5th best out of 100 albums by Miles Davis on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Miles Davis is Kind Of Blue which is ranked number 38 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 48,488.

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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 342 votes)
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85/100
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70/100
From Fischman
Sure it's cool... maybe a little too cool... as in sedate. Miles was always good at bringing out his unique voice in defiance of tradition, but I dont find this voice as interesting as others he would bring out.
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From caseygow
Not enough o's in smooth....
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A solid compilation of cool jazz, love the short briefness of each track and is very easy to listen to. However, at its time it already kinda sounded outdated compared to the hard bop and modal jazz he was working on and definitely doesn't have that edge that his later work does.
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Absolutely nothing to complain about here. Listened to it twice, just to make sure.
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70/100
Miles changed the face of music many times, the first of which was Birth of the Cool. This album is cool as can be, featuring unusual arrangements for jazz music at the time. The album didn't come out for many years after it was recorded, but the music from these recordings had already spread through jazz.
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From Coconut
It was cool, it is cool and it will always be cool. Classic!
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Still fresh. Game-changing, too.
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Solid jazz album. Not too pretentious, not overwhelming, just straight good classic jazz.
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Best Albums of 1957
1. Blue Train by John Coltrane
2. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
3. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
4. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
5. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
6. Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar by Johnny Cash
7. 'Round About Midnight by Miles Davis
8. After School Session by Chuck Berry
9. Ray Charles by Ray Charles
10. Soulville by Ben Webster
11. Cookin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
12. Miles Ahead by Miles Davis
13. Monk's Music by Thelonious Monk
14. Songs For Distingué Lovers by Billie Holiday
15. The Clown by Charles Mingus
16. After Midnight by Nat King Cole
17. Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke
18. A Swingin' Affair! by Frank Sinatra
19. Dance Album by Carl Perkins
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