The Soft Parade (album) by The Doors
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The best album by The Doors is The Doors which is ranked number 28 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 37,017.
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Great album despite what people can say. It’s just very different from the others. I like all the songs in it.
Standouts: Touch Me, Wild Child, The Soft Parade
The Doors are trying to not fall from the cliff from all the steps back they have made in their music.
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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.
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.
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.
I don't hate this album... but its not their best
Their weakest album by far.
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.
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.