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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: 1,375th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 371 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1969 (40th)
Top albums of the 1960s (134th)
Best albums of all time (1,375th)

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The Doors bestography

The Soft Parade is ranked 6th best out of 32 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 55,996.

The Doors album bestography « Higher ranked (627th) This album (1,375th) Lower ranked (2,648th) »
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Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 371 votes)
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75/100
47 hours ago
78/100
 
60/100
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69/100
 
75/100
11/07/2017 18:32
86/100
 
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11/04/2017 11:51
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70/100
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85/100

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60/100
From Semjaza 09/20/2017 12:58
Perhaps nobody's favorite Doors record but I think "Touch Me" is a beautiful single and the title track...particularly the wicked intro...is up to Door's level genius.
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From Faroresdragn 09/12/2017 04:35
Unbelievable that this album could be overall so bad, and yet produce arguably the best doors song in Touch Me. The rest of the album isn't even worth listening to IMHO.
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75/100
From Brandon8 02/17/2017 15:52
This was a bit of a train wreck for example Tell All the People. I recommend Touch Me and The Soft Parade nothing else is too memorable but it's not awful just not up to their standard.
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75/100
From discojets1 12/25/2016 02:29
I don't hate this album... but its not their best
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50/100
From albumceleste 09/01/2016 01:00
Their weakest album by far.
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70/100
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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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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