Waiting For The Sun (studio album) by The Doors

Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 640th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 680 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (72nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (640th)

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Waiting For The Sun is ranked 5th best out of 42 albums by The Doors on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Doors is The Doors which is ranked number 29 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 35,794.

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Morrison HotelWaiting For The SunThe Soft Parade

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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From 04/01/2021 09:14
This album is often seen as one of the weaker releases from the Doors, it's not as derided as much as the below par Soft Parade of course but still it's never ranked in the same league as the first 2 or the last 2. Although I kind of agree with this, looking at the track listing now, it does look like a very strong collection of songs with the sole exception of My Wild Love. I suppose this proves the quality of work the Doors produced.
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From 01/26/2021 18:58
a couple amazing tracks, with some forgettable ones. Still a doors album!
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From 11/28/2020 18:31
El disco más subvalorado en la historia del rock. A mi gusto dentro de los 10 mejores de la historia, y en este año sólo superados por white album de los beatles.
Este es un disco que nos muestra a un Jim Morrison en su faceta más chamánica, justo antes de su decadencia por el alcohol, y justo después de la famaque produjo dos álbumes anteriores publicados ambos en el mismo año 67.
Se nota acá el paso por sus experiencias en rituales chamanícos y sus experiencias del consumo de drogas alucinógenas, no exactamente en los temas singles (Hello I love You, The unknow soldier y Five to One) en donde se muestra más la faceta crítica con que venían molestando a la sociedad, como en temas como Break on Through o The end; sino en temas como Not to touch the earth (que es realmente un trance ritual), "My wild love" (Una especie de danza india a capella) y "Yes, the river knows" en donde otorga voz al río y por lo tanto vida, (en la cosmovición de los pueblos originarios generalmente se le otorga vida a los elementos de la naturaleza) con un teclado muy influenciado a mi parecer por la música indígena. Tremendo disco
Para mi el número 5 en toda la historia del rock...
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80/100
From 07/10/2020 19:19
When a band chooses to take its name from an Aldous Huxley book which describes a state of altered awareness, you might hope that their music is going to captivate and be original. This album certainly ticks those boxes. The sound encompasses many of the core ingredients of psychedelia. Unusually, the band never had a bass player, unless you watch their live archives, you may never realise this. Bass parts were played on keyboards and talking of keyboards, this is a band that forged their sound using the Vox Continental, a keyboard with a very unique sound which is particulary showcased on 'We Could Be So Good Together'. Great album!
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From 10/05/2019 18:27
My second favorite after Strange Days. It just sounds amazing ! The most underrated Doors album by far. The piano is so beautiful throughout the record.

Standouts: Love Street, The Unknown Soldier, Spanish Caravan, Five to One
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From 08/16/2019 17:27
Really good album.

Favorites: Hello I Love You, Not To Touch The Earth, Wintertime Love, The Unknown Soldier, Spanish Caravan, Five To One.
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From 07/17/2019 08:08
This is sad as in Depression,It's not cheerful as it reminds me of the movie,where did y'all go 'Jim,I do get cheerful enough to sing five to one,Hello, I love you,Love Street,Wild Love,.Yes it's worth of a vinyl Or Mp3./The Album entirely not filler very desperate for Jim's Legacy
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From 05/17/2018 23:25
A somewhat overlooked album by the Doors, this one still manages to bring a unique sound in their discography, with a amazing opener and some other tracks of pure Doors.
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From 02/13/2018 20:59
Un album assai variegato, che contiene alcuni bei pezzi pop, un discreto rock ( rubacchiato ) che è "Hello, i love you", un'interessante incursione nei ritmi spagnoleggianti ( "Spanish caravan" ) e quel pezzo che colpì molto la mia immaginazione adolescenziale affascinata ( per modo di dire, ovviamente ) da quanto era capitato in Vietnam che è "The unknown soldier".
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From 01/25/2018 17:57
Brilliant. Perfect representative of the best of the late 60's.
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Best Albums of 1968
1. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
3. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Odessey And Oracle by The Zombies
5. White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground
6. Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
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8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
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12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
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18. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
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