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

L.A. Woman by The Doors
Year: 1971
Overall rank: 192nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,285 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1971 (9th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1970s (46th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (192nd)

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L.A. Woman is ranked 2nd best out of 42 albums by The Doors on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Doors is The Doors which is ranked number 30 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 35,205.

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83/100 (from 1,285 votes)
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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 81.9/100, 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 09/16/2021 22:54
Title track being the cream of the crop of this album. Not as strong an album as some of their others but still good. Couple of fillers but L'America & Hyacinth House are hidden gems that grow on me
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From 04/22/2021 19:41
Riders, Love Her Madly, Texas Radio raunchy moody magnificent
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90/100
From 02/02/2021 09:07
I started to like this album long after the first listen. It seemed unoriginal and too different from the Doors style I was used to. Well, it's very difficult for a band to be original by playing the usual 3 blues chords, unless the singer has a perfectly suited voice like that of Jim Morrison. Now, whenever I feel like hearing that voice, that's the Doors album I have to listen to.
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80/100
From 02/02/2021 08:12
I think this album is overrated. L.A. Woman, Love Her Madly and Riders on the storm lift this album from average to good.
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75/100
From 12/05/2020 10:48
I don't consider this their best due to lack of consistency, but the presence of "Riders on the Storm"makes it a must listen for everyone.Overall, 75/100.
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From 10/30/2020 23:57
LA Woman, Hyacinth House, Riders on the Storm, I would put up there with the best Doors songs. The other tracks are a mixed bag. A strict album per year schedule makes consistent quality really hard. But that's true of all Doors albums after the first one.
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65/100
From 08/16/2020 18:54
" such a boring song...... such a boring song........... it goes on and on and on.......such a boring song"
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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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95/100
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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Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
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14. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
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