Because its been a while since we've had a poll and this is a tough call
Filles de Kilimanjaro
In a Silent Way
A Tribute to Jack Johnson
On the Corner
Get Up with it
Live at the Fillmore East
Black beauty - Live at the Fillmore West
In Concert: Live at Philharmonic Hall
Filles De Kilimanjaro is borderline of course but is a great album and it feels like the start of something. Might have missed out a couple of live albums/bootlegs of course but whatever.
I've got no idea what I'm gonna vote yet, it seems kind of impossible to choose
Going with Water Babies because, Electric Shorter.
Thinking this through...
On the Corner is funkiest, most 'modern' sounding one.
Bitches Brew is the most swampy
In a Silent way is the most exquisite and pretty.
Jack Johnson the most Rockin'
Get up with it is maybe the darkest of them all, but patchy and overlong.
The live albums are a headfuck but definitely repay patience, difficult to pick one of these though. Never really got into Pangaea/Agharta tbh
oh man, how are you supposed to decide?! i voted but could have gone with any one of four or five albums.
*pulls "get up with it" off the shelf*
Dark Magus. All of them that I've heard are sick but Dark Magus is sickness itself.
Gone for In a silent way too. It is the only one that is completely perfect in its concept and execution, all the others have their scrappy sections but not Silent Way. Its certainly the most accessible and easiest to listen to anyway. And there are lots of amazing things about it:
Tony Williams' uncharacteristic metronomic drumming style. Miles really reined him in on this session to hypnotic effect. I guess its easy to see why he left the band soon after though.
That bluesy bassline riff on 'Its about that time' totally rocks.
The fact that none of the musicians had much of a clue what was going to happen until they started playing and recording the album.
Miles taking out all the chords from Joe Zawinul's composition, much to his consternation.
Miles' haunted stare on the cover photo.
The fact that they just cut and paste repeated a 6 minute section of music because what they hadn't recorded enough for a full LP. And no one really noticed.
John McLaughlin: God
All those lovely twinkly keyboards!
It is the best ambient album ever made.
Nobody's repping for Jack Johnson? No Sonny Sharrock fans?
i think jack johnson is a bit shit. sounds a bit normal.
While I would never say Jack Johnson is shit, its definitely the one thats most in thrall to Sly Stone and Hendrix, maybe less Miles' own thing. Some good meaty riffs in there. I actually think McMaughlin dominates the sound of that album and he isn't everybody's cup of tea I suppose.
My flatmate played me Sonny Sharrock solo album the other day that sounded amazing, I'll have to find out what it was.