The Doors (studio album) by The Doors
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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 86.9/100, 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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I fell in love with this album since I was a little boy hearing Soul Kitchen during Forrest Gump. A top tier album and quintessential psychedelic rock. No one did it better than the Doors.
A unique record that is full of experimentation and interesting instrumentation. This leads to 3 or 4 colossal songs that are amongst some of the best to come out of the 60's. The 3 that always leave a lasting impact on me is The End, Light My Fire and Break On Through (To The Other Side). All 3 are classic Door's songs and they showcase the fantastic vocal of Jim Morrison as well as the special instrumentation from the rest of the group. The key member for me is Ray Manzarek whose piano and organ playing makes this release stand out during a time period where everyone was making music similar to this. His work on Light My Fire is crucial to the success of the song in my opinion with that instrumental middle section being one of my favourite moments on the whole album. Despite this, there is a surprising amount of filler on here. Songs like Twentieth Century Fox and I Looked At You feel so insignificant and could be removed from the release and it would make this a better record. Overall, the outstanding songs on here lift this record up to a very high level but the filler drags it back down a little which results in a solid album.
Very decent, the album has a unique atmosphere about it that I really like. However the two most iconic songs on the album (The End and Light My Fire) are far too long. My favourites are the first two tracks, especially Break On Through.
Break On Through - 88
Soul Kitchen - 87
The Crystal Ship - 89
Twentieth Century Fox - 82
Alabama Song - 84
Light My Fire - 98
Back Door Man - 85
I Looked At You - 81
End Of The Night - 82
Take It as It Comes - 82
The End - 90
Overall - 86.18
An awesome album full of bluesy tunes.
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Unreal album of sexy, silky rock and roll with the best use of keyboard within a rock context of all time.
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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