Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
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Based on 3 reviews
1969 Ratings: #5 / 142
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1969 Rank: #4All Time: #112
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

It is, along with Jack Johnson and Bitches Brew, a signature Miles Davis session from the electric era.

100
Sputnikmusic

With In a Silent Way, Davis embraced the future of both jazz music and music itself, while still retaining the childlike enchantment of his past masterpieces. If only musicians of modern times retained this fearlessness, perhaps albums of this caliber could appear a little more often.

UltimateLifeFrm
95

In a Silent Way is the one of several studio album from Miles Davis that he has as part of the label Columbia and is one of his many critically acclaimed works.

In regards to my impressions on this album:

It's stunning! One thing I love in regards to Jazz Fusion is how each piece slowly evolves while simultaneously having a simple restrained approach.

The instrumentations is equally rich, smooth and vibrant and everything can be heard on clear detail to the point where it feels like I'm ... read more

JustSomeGuy
100

In A Silent Way. Man, what a fucking album!

This album, man. What even is there left to say that hasn't been said before? It's one of Miles Davis' biggest and most beloved classics ever. The guy who released nothing but classics for about two decades straight, this is one of his biggest achievements. That alone makes this album all the more nerve-racking to even attempt to review. There is certainly a reason why this album is as acclaimed as it is, and I think that even if you weren't as much ... read more

maryfreegirl
85

Yeah this was surprisingly engaging throughout, very pleasant!!

Joedanl
89

my first Miles Davis record and I wasn't disappointed!! A really eclectic range of sounds and overall just dope. I liked it.

100

Listened to this in an empty airport for a while at nighttime. Cannot begin to describe the emotions I had during that time. I got up and paced. I frantically watched out the window. I missed some people. I sent some texts. It all felt so grandiose, yet so small. Fucking fantastic album.

nickrampe
95

Wholly and entirely enthralling. It strikes the perfect balance between calculation and spontaneity.

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Track List

1Shhh / Peaceful
18:18
91
2In a Silent Way
19:52
96
Total Length: 38 minutes

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Added on: May 13, 2013