The Best Jazz Albums of All Time

1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
August 17, 1959
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

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Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
July 18, 1960
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

3. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

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Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile
September 30, 2013
Critic Score
87
5 reviews

4. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

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Flying Lotus - You're Dead!
October 7, 2014
Critic Score
84
33 reviews

5. Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi

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Allen Toussaint - The Bright Mississippi
April 21, 2009
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

6. Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over

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Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over
August 25, 2017
Critic Score
83
5 reviews

7. Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre

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Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre
May 10, 2011
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

8. Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution

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Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
March 4, 2016
Critic Score
83
10 reviews

9. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

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Kamasi Washington - The Epic
May 5, 2015
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

10. Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit

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Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit
January 26, 2010
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

11. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead

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Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead
March 30, 2010
Critic Score
82
5 reviews

12. Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference

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Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference
September 29, 2017
Critic Score
81
13 reviews

13. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory

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Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory
April 28, 2017
Critic Score
80
12 reviews

14. Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within

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Wyatt, Atzmon, Stephen - For The Ghosts Within
November 9, 2010
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

15. Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3

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Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics - Inspiration Information, Vol. 3
April 14, 2009
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

16. Polar Bear - Peepers

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Polar Bear - Peepers
March 1, 2010
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

17. Nels Cline - Lovers

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Nels Cline - Lovers
August 5, 2016
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

18. Portico Quartet - Isla

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Portico Quartet - Isla
October 9, 2009
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

19. The Pollyseeds - The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1

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The Pollyseeds - The Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1
July 14, 2017
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

20. Polar Bear - Same As You

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Polar Bear - Same As You
March 31, 2015
Critic Score
77
8 reviews

21. Floating Points - Reflections - Mojave Desert

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Floating Points - Reflections - Mojave Desert
June 30, 2017
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

22. Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing

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Neneh Cherry & The Thing - The Cherry Thing
June 19, 2012
Critic Score
76
13 reviews

23. Madeleine Peyroux - Bare Bones

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Madeleine Peyroux - Bare Bones
March 10, 2009
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

24. El-P - High Water

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El-P - High Water
March 9, 2004
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

25. Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience

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Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience
September 16, 2016
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

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