Kind of Blue

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 384 ratings
1959 Ratings: #1
August 17, 1959 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Few albums of any genre manage to work on so many different levels, but Kind of Blue does. It can be played as background music, yet it amply rewards close listening. It is advanced music that is extraordinarily enjoyable.

100
Pitchfork

This already classic recording will remain the quintessential Miles Davis album.

100
PopMatters
The album is a legacy in its own right, the artist is a legacy amongst his peers, and if there’s one album for jazz to hang its figurative legacy hat upon, it’s this one.
100
Sputnikmusic

Kind of Blue is Miles' magnum opus. His greatest production and standing against the best jazz albums ever recorded. Every member of this particular ensemble could be counted in the top 5 of their instrument category.

JoaoSantos
77
Jazz is, to me, the hardest genre to review so I base my jazz albums score more on what I feel than on the album quality.
"Kind Of Blue" is a melancholic, relaxing experience with a sense of charm to it. It has this sense of vintage attached to it. My only problem with this album is that it could be more experimental but that's more of a question of taste than any other thing. Everything on this album sounds as sweet and beautiful as everyone says tho. Definitely reccomend it.
AZIZ
100
I don't listen to that much Jazz. Almost every Jazz album sounds the same to me with an exception of a handful with this album in particular. After listening to this album I must say that I found another understanding and developed an appreciation for Jazz.

In short a fantastic album, just so damn beautiful. It is an experience every human being should allow himself or herself to listen to this record. It is a state of mind, a praise to the talent men can achieve.
itsyahboinoah
99
Miles David embodied what jazz is and what jazz could blossom too and this record is a clear cut example of that.
dlspslb
NR
Although i find most of jazz really hard to review, this thing is really earworming from start to finish. It is so damn cheesy i feel like i'm in a detectives movie in black and white, smoking a cigarette for almost an hour. Very pleasant stuff right here.
luna128
87
yeah its a masterpiece i guess
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Track List

  1. So What
  2. Freddie Freeloader
  3. Blue in Green
  4. All Blues
  5. Flamenco Sketches
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