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 1,333 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 44 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 33,064.

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83/100 (from 1,333 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 82.9/100, 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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80/100
From 09/06/2022 17:41
Great record
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100/100
From 04/27/2022 12:25
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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55/100
From 03/14/2022 08:18
A couple of good tracks and then just some derivative blues. Jim Morrison sings like he has already checked out.
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95/100
From 01/26/2022 22:19
Their best output since debut, really enjoyable album and their sound changed in the 70s what we could see at Morrisson Hotel, but here it comes fully changed. Even tough there are some mediocre tracks, the vast majority is well crafted and Riders On The Storm is all-time great.
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85/100
From 11/19/2021 19:26
I dig this album because of the bluesy touches on many tracks.
The eerie Riders is astounding, moody and cool.
I think this is their best album.
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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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75/100
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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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
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6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
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