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The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time  

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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. 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! 

list ordered by
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Kind of Blue is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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In a Silent Way is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Bitches Brew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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'Round About Midnight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Miles Smiles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Milestones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1958
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Sketches of Spain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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A Tribute to Jack Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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On the Corner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Nefertiti is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1968
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Birth of the Cool is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Evan Sarzin added Birth of the Cool
1949-50
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E.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1965
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Workin' is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1959
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Steamin' With the Miles Davis ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Someday My Prince Will Come is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Cookin' With the Miles Davis Q... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Porgy and Bess is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Sorcerer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1967
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Filles de Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Miles Ahead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Seven Steps to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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My Funny Valentine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
Evan Sarzin added 1995
1964
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Get Up With It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
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Walkin' is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time
1954
25
Miles in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Miles Davis Albums of All Time