L.A. Woman (studio album) by The Doors

L.A. Woman
L.A. Woman by The Doors
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 192nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,210 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (47th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (192nd)

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L.A. Woman is ranked 2nd best out of 40 albums by The Doors on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Doors is The Doors which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,622.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 83.0/100, a mean average of 82.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 83.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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75/100
From 06/08/2020 12:29
Some tracks I would gladly skip, but then there's Riders On The Storm!
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From 06/06/2020 09:26
The WASP is the underappreciated gem.
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From 05/28/2020 15:28
An absolute monster of an album.After about three listens you will love it.The interplay between Kreiger Manzarek and Densmore is stunning and Morrisons voice captures the tones of a tortured soul.
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From 12/12/2019 01:44
Undoubtedly the best Doors record for me - the debut doesn't even touch this one. The raw blues-y feeling of this record mixed with the great songwriting makes for an outstanding record.
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From 10/05/2019 18:11
I like this album, but i never understood how this is often considered as The Doors’ second best. For me, it’s their worst, but it’s still great.

A lot of great tracks in there ! But also some fillers. Not as cohesive and consistent as their debut and Strange Days.

Standouts: The Changeling, Love Her Madly, LA Woman, Riders on the Storms
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From 08/17/2019 00:08
Awesome album.

Favorites: Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, Riders on the Storm.
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From 06/01/2019 16:00
Just when the Doors were about to come back, Jim “died”. The is an amazing album but I can’t stand “The Wasp”. My favorites are The Changeling, Hyacinth House, L.A. Woman, Love Her Madly, and Cars Hiss By My Window. The Doors are under rated
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85/100
From 04/20/2019 11:54
Caí um pouco mais no blues, extraordinário!
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From 10/14/2018 23:38
I have always loved the LA Woman song, plus Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm are excellent. Even the lesser songs like The Changeling are great.
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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
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3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
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6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
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