Waiting For The Sun (album) by The Doors

Waiting For The Sun
Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
Year: 1968
Overall rank: 670th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 634 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1968 (13th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1960s (74th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (670th)

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Waiting For The Sun is ranked 5th best out of 37 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 37,118.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 634 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 77.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 77.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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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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70/100
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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80/100
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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80/100
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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75/100
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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45/100
From 10/13/2017 23:01
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75/100
From 09/20/2017 12:56
It is still a good record but seems lacking when compared to the genius of the first two.
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90/100
From 02/17/2017 15:36
Hello I Love You is a classic. Not to Touch the Earth, The Unknown Solider, Spanish Caravan and The Unknown Solider are lesser classics. Love Street is the hidden gem. The rest is just okay but overall another solid outing.
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From 12/03/2016 21:01
Great album. Has a good autumn/summery vibe to it. My personal favorite songs are Not To Touch The Earth and Love Street
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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
7. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
8. Music From Big Pink by The Band
9. At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash
10. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
11. We're Only In It For The Money by The Mothers Of Invention
12. A Saucerful Of Secrets by Pink Floyd
13. Waiting For The Sun by The Doors
14. Os Mutantes by Os Mutantes
15. Lady Soul by Aretha Franklin
16. The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
17. The United States Of America by The United States Of America
18. S.F. Sorrow by The Pretty Things
19. Cheap Thrills by Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. Wheels Of Fire by Cream
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