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 2,777 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 2,777 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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From 08/24/2023 05:28
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.
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80/100
From 05/20/2023 10:33
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.
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50/100
From 04/28/2023 18:03
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.
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90/100
From 11/08/2022 01:59
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
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85/100
From 08/31/2022 03:22
Great album
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90/100
From 08/07/2022 20:13
An awesome album full of bluesy tunes.
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95/100
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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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60/100
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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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. Goodbye And Hello by Tim Buckley
20. John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
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