Kind of Blue

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1959 Ratings: #1 / 10
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Based on 837 ratings
1959 Ratings: #1
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August 17, 1959 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Jazz / Genres
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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.

Doublez
98
The History of the Albums - n° 114

Miles pt.4 // Invisible [I invite you to read my previous reviews on Miles Davis, you will find the list below, in order to better understand his life and this one].

Here we are, dear Kind of Blue. Today I'm revisiting again one of the best jazz albums of all time, at least if you don't consider it as the best album since it has some very serious competitors, it would be unfair in my opinion that this album isn't at least in the top 5. If I had to make a ... read more
thejacktackshac
88
As i sit here writing this, it feels very picturesque. The sun is pouring in through the windows, the brilliant blues in the greens, a cardinal hopping about in search of food, and myself as i lift my eyes off the laptop, to take a moment and enjoy this moment, while Kind of Blue is on for the umpteenth time. It is a special moment when you can reflect on the atmosphere around you and take in creation, through all the sights, smells and sounds. So what, if i should be writing a school paper, a ... read more
JoaoSantos
70
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.
MariellyAkarius
100
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"man this album is perfect"
MickyT
96
Jazz. A genre that I often gravitated towards and appreciated, but a genre that I knew very little about in terms of it's greatest minds and it's greatest bodies of work, I want to change that and I start that change with arguably the most iconic of them all, Miles Davis and his most iconic work Kind of Blue.

I found about about Miles Davis when I was skulking through various websites searching for what people often considered the greatest artists of all time, the greatest albums of all time ... read more
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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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Added on: March 15, 2013