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List Rules "Studio" albums only (though some of Miles' studio albums were technically edited from live takes by Teo Macero)

Miles Davis is a maestro, a wizard and most importantly, one of the best jazz musicians of all time. And this is a crowd-voted list of the best Miles Davis albums, including pictures of the album covers, spanning every era of Miles, a musician who literally invented new genres of jazz. This Miles Davis discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Miles Davis albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Miles Davis singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Miles Davis album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Miles Davis album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the Best Miles Davis album of all time?" or "What are the top Miles Davis albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Everything from the outright classic records Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew to divisive later-day records like Doo Bop is included on this list.This list of popular Miles Davis CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Hail to the Dark Prince and bow to his genius! 
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277 14
Kind of Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Kind of Blue Miles Davis

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2
166 44
In a Silent Way is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
In a Silent Way Miles Davis

3
184 62
Bitches Brew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Bitches Brew Miles Davis

4
109 28
Miles Smiles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Miles Smiles Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

5
97 27
'Round About Midnight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
'Round About Midnight Miles Davis

6
89 26
Milestones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Milestones Miles Davis

7
108 37
A Tribute to Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

8
102 36
On the Corner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
On the Corner Miles Davis

9
123 49
Sketches of Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Sketches of Spain Gil Evans, Miles Davis

10
91 32
Nefertiti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Nefertiti Miles Davis

11
64 21
E.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
E.S.P. Miles Davis

12
62 23
Miles Ahead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Miles Ahead Miles Davis +19, Miles Davis

13
62 24
Workin' is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Workin' Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

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74 34
Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Porgy and Bess Miles Davis

15
36 9
Birth of the Cool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Evan Sarzin added Birth of the Cool Miles Davis - 1949-50

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55 23
Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Sorcerer Miles Davis

17
58 27
Cookin' With the Miles Davis Q... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

18
46 23
Someday My Prince Will Come is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Someday My Prince Will Come Miles Davis Sextet

19
42 20
Filles de Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Filles de Kilimanjaro Miles Davis

20
39 18
Get Up With It is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Get Up With It Miles Davis

21
40 19
Miles in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Miles in the Sky Miles Davis

22
30 13
Steamin' With the Miles Davis ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Steamin' With the Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

23
37 19
Big Fun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Big Fun Miles Davis

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27 13
Seven Steps to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Seven Steps to Heaven Miles Davis

25
21 9
Walkin' is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Walkin' Miles Davis, Miles Davis All Stars

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30 19
Tutu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Tutu Miles Davis

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19 11
If I Were a Bell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
If I Were a Bell Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

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18 11
Bags' Groove is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Bags' Groove Miles Davis

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11 6
Circle in the Round is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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13 9
Quiet Nights is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Quiet Nights Gil Evans, Miles Davis

31
12 8
Star People is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Star People Miles Davis

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8 4
My Funny Valentine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Evan Sarzin added My Funny Valentine Cedar Walton - 1964

33
17 14
Water Babies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Water Babies Miles Davis

34
10 7
Miles Davis and the Modern Jaz... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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8 5
Miles Davis at Newport 1958 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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15 13
You're Under Arrest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
You're Under Arrest Miles Davis

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11 9
The Man with the Horn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
The Man with the Horn Miles Davis

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10 8
Blue Moods is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Blue Moods Miles Davis

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8 6
Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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6 4
Directions is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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6 4
Miles is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Miles Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

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6 4
Miles Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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8 7
Blue Haze is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Blue Haze Miles Davis

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6 5
The Musing's of Miles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
The Musing's of Miles Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quartet

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13 13
Aura is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Aura Miles Davis

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12 12
Decoy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Decoy Miles Davis

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12 12
Amandla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Amandla Miles Davis

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5 5
And the Modern Jazz Quartet is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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5 6
Diggin' with The Miles Davis S... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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5 6
Dig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Dig Miles Davis