The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time

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. Throughout his career, Davis was known for playing the trumpet, composing music, and leading various bands. 

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 the best Miles Davis album of all time,  this list will answer your question. Everything from the outright classic records Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew to divisive later-day records like Doo-Bop are included. This list of popular Miles Davis CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order isn't just one person's opinion. Hail to the Dark Prince and bow to his genius! 

Ranked by
  • Kind of Blue
    633 votes
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Post-bop, Hard bop, Modal jazz, Cool jazz
  • In a Silent Way
    468 votes
    • Length (mins): 00:38:02
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, Electronic music, Avant-garde jazz, Space music
  • Bitches Brew
    553 votes
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, Free jazz, Avant-garde jazz
    • Length (mins): 00:52:32
    • Label: Columbia
    • Genres (Music): Jazz, Jazz fusion, Jazz-funk