The Doors (studio album) by The Doors

The Doors by The Doors
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 30th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 2,638 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1967 (3rd)
Award Top 10 albums of the 1960s (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (30th)

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The Doors is ranked as the best album by The Doors.

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87/100 (from 2,638 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 87.0/100, a mean average of 86.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 87.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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95/100
From 05/02/2022 05:50
Album of the year. 1967.
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From 04/13/2022 16:49
Unreal album of sexy, silky rock and roll with the best use of keyboard within a rock context of all time.
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From 02/03/2022 21:41
Amazing debut.
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From 01/29/2022 16:45
Must have been a great album when it dropped but listening to it nearly 55 years after was just ok for me.
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From 01/17/2022 19:18
Their debut is my favorite record by them. Kickass opener (Break On Through) a lot of great between (20th Century Fox, Soul Kitchen, Whisky Bar) with one high point (Light My Fire) and ending in the spectacular way with The End.
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From 12/30/2021 21:20
The Doors were capable of producing songs of the highest calibre. The End, Light My Fire and Break on Through are great examples. There are other tracks that rate quite highly but in comparison to the rest the one or two fillers are pretty ordinary. Take off the rose tinted glasses and see this album for what it is - a great solid debut album with a handful of excellent tracks but for me it just fails to be one of the all time greats.
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From 11/24/2021 20:37
Great album. The Doors are The Doors. One of a kind. 'The End' just oozing atmosphere. 'The Crystal Ship' is an under rated gem. Fine album right through.
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70/100
From 11/02/2021 21:04
So look, I know EVERYONE ever loves this record. I dig it, too! But I have to admit it doesn't quite hit as hard for me as other albums in this tier of objective "greatness." It has a lot of passion and the music is interesting, but I have to wonder if we love this album this much if we didn't lose Morrison the way that we did.
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From 08/27/2021 11:50
Uno de los mejores debuts en la historia junto al Appetite y el homónimo de Boston por citar otros ejemplos.
Un clásico de blues psicodélico.

Mejores canciones: Light my fire, Break on Trough, The End, Soul Kitchen,... Todo el disco en general
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Best Albums of 1967
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Doors by The Doors
4. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. Forever Changes by Love
6. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
7. Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
8. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn by Pink Floyd
9. Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. Strange Days by The Doors
11. Disraeli Gears by Cream
12. Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane
13. Days Of Future Passed by The Moody Blues
14. I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You by Aretha Franklin
15. Something Else By The Kinks by The Kinks
16. The Who Sell Out by The Who
17. Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
18. Chelsea Girl by Nico
19. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
20. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
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