The Soft Parade (album) by The Doors

The Soft Parade
The Soft Parade by The Doors (1969)
Overall rank: 1,451st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
73/100 (from 458 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1969 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (147th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,451st)

The Doors bestography

The Soft Parade is ranked 6th best out of 37 albums by The Doors on BestEverAlbums.com.

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.

The Doors album bestography « Higher ranked (648th) This album (1,451st) Lower ranked (3,340th) »
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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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73/100 (from 458 votes)
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01/08/2020 19:10 UofTBlues  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,82772/100
 
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This album has a mean average rating of 72.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 73.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.

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The Soft Parade comments

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90/100
From strudel 10/05/2019 18:33
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
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50/100
From JimagineL 05/20/2018 12:42
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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25/100
From Event-Horizoon 01/12/2018 18:14
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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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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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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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