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The Soft Parade (album) by The Doors 

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The Soft Parade
The Soft Parade by The Doors (1969)
Overall rank: 1,364th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 309 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1969 (39th)
Top albums of the 1960s (132nd)
Best albums of all time (1,364th)

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The Doors bestography

The Soft Parade is ranked 6th best out of 29 albums by The Doors on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Doors is The Doors which is ranked number 25 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 51,135.

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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 309 votes)
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65/100
11 hours ago
83/100
 
75/100
09/21/2016 01:49
78/100
 
80/100
09/18/2016 13:23
72/100
 
70/100
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60/100
 
75/100
09/04/2016 21:08
84/100

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65/100
From albumceleste 09/01/2016 01:00
Their weakest album by far.
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90/100
From xMUSICSNOBx 06/16/2016 06:08
Too poppy for the blues fans, too bluesy for the pop fans.
But just right for me.

With the exception of 'Easy Ride', this album is pretty much a compilation of their best songs. Super solid record. Instantly on my chart, and instantly added to my vinyl collection.
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70/100
From garycottier 05/21/2016 12:55
Soft parade, is not a great album, but in my opinion it's a lot better than, waiting for the sun. They incorporate brass and strings into their sound, especially on songs such, tell all the people, and, touch me, both excellent. Jim Morrison sounds completely sozzled throughout the record, but it kind of suits the material. Shaman blues, and the title track are also good tracks. The soft parade, is not great but it's better than it's reputation.
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From Grzywa 02/28/2016 08:19
Their worst studio effort, with some bright moments, though. The title track is too often regarded in comparison with The End and When The Music's Over, but in my opinion it works quite well in it own way. I like Shaman's Blues and Wild CHild, too.
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60/100
From NecroBadger 09/04/2015 07:45
As the name suggests, this is one of their softest albums with backing strings galore to make lush pop songs. I'm not sure it works.
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80/100
From Gionzi 09/02/2015 16:56
Every song by The Doors is a great song, this album is not as good as the previews, but is so good. Maybe it can be heard a changing in their style in this work. Touch Me is very great
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From gtroda 01/25/2015 22:09
I agree with junodog4 - Touch Me is a gem. The rest of this album is just OK.
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From F1Aaron 12/28/2014 20:56
An experimental one for the band, not as good as the rest of The Doors' albums but still an alright entry. Favorites are Tell All The People, Touch Me, Shaman Blues, Wild Child, and the title track
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From Decurso 09/28/2014 15:57
A pretty unique entry in The Doors catalog. Touch Me is one of their most heartfelt songs ever, and The Soft Parade is a brilliant epic. Runnin' Blue is a rare foray into country that sounds great.
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From JoaoMoreira 07/11/2013 03:30
Perhaps my "least favorite"... nonetheless, a very good album.
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