AOTY 2017

The Best Jazz Albums of All Time

1. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

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

2. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain

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

4. Flying Lotus - You're Dead!

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

6. Vijay Iyer Sextet - Far From Over

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

9. Kamasi Washington - The Epic

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

10. Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit

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

11. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Steps Ahead

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

12. Kamasi Washington - Harmony of Difference

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

13. Colin Stetson - All This I Do For Glory

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

16. Polar Bear - Peepers

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

17. Nels Cline - Lovers

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

18. Portico Quartet - Isla

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

20. Polar Bear - Same As You

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

23. Madeleine Peyroux - Bare Bones

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

24. El-P - High Water

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

25. Robert Glasper Experiment - ArtScience

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