Milestones (studio album) by Miles Davis

Milestones by Miles Davis
Year: 1958
Overall rank: 1,197th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 230 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1958 (5th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (30th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,197th)

Miles Davis bestography

Milestones is ranked 8th best out of 121 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 24,709.

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'Round About MidnightMilestonesAscenseur Pour L'échafaud

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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 80.9/100, a mean average of 80.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 11.6.

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85/100
From 09/06/2022 15:59
Not sure Davis can make a bad record
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From 02/23/2022 15:13
This is Milestones. Trumpet and man.
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75/100
From 11/11/2021 17:14
Allstar cast on this recording.
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From 10/31/2020 20:41
Incrível viagem e liberdade modal! Fantástico!
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From 07/14/2020 06:27
This is what I thought all jazz sounded like when I was younger. Not in a bad way. In a great way (also not In a Silent Way). Fast, winding, complex, crazy talented musicians. Yeah, it can be a bit similar to other jazz, but this is what other jazz acts at the time (and now) are aspiring for.
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From 07/09/2018 13:21
Pretty cool album, feels like an important step in Miles' career. Such amazing personnel too, John Coltrane... Cannonball Adderly.
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From 05/17/2018 20:57
An album I believe is better and more important than Kind of Blue (*takes shelter from ensuing Jazz snobs*)
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From 02/20/2018 06:05
Still getting my feet wet with jazz albums, so this is an inexperienced question, but why is this not as well regarded as Davis' other albums? You can definitely tell it served as a canvas for Kind of Blue and that's regarded as the best jazz album of all time.
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From 07/22/2016 01:55
Ultra cool be bop album featuring heavy hitters; Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Sounds like everyone is having a blast.
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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
5. Milestones by Miles Davis
6. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud by Miles Davis
7. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
8. Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
10. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
11. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
12. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
13. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
14. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
15. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
16. Cool Struttin' by Sonny Clark
17. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Please Please Please by James Brown And His Famous Flames
20. Songs By Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke & Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
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