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The Doors

The Doors

1967

The Doors

Album Summary

The Doors is the debut studio album by American rock band the Doors. Recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California, it was produced by Paul A. Rothchild and released on January 4, 1967. Since its release, the record has been often regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of all time, by both music critics and publishers. It features the long version of the breakthrough single "Light My Fire" and the lengthy song "The End" with its Oedipal spoken word section.The Doors started recording their debut album under the maintenance of Elektra Records in August 1966. The recording of The Doors established the band's large extensive number of musical influences, such as jazz, classical, blues, pop, R&B and rock music. Its overall presentation has been viewed as an essential part of the psychedelic rock evolution, while it have also been acknowledged as a source of inspiration to other works. Paul McCartney of the Beatles has claimed that following the album's release, he wanted his band to capitalize on the Doors musical style as one of the "alter egos" of the group, for their upcoming album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.The Doors and "Light My Fire" have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2015 the Library of Congress selected The Doors for inclusion in the National Recording Registry based on its cultural, artistic or historical significance. The Doors remains the band's best-selling studio album, with sales of over 13 million copies, as of 2015.

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Rating

3.99

Votes

5595

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

try to run, try to hide RF: Classic/10

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Sun Feb 14 2021
5

Astonishing for a debut. A cultural colossus.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

Every song on this album is of the highest quality, not a bad one among them. Every song on this album is recognisable and still sounds great over 40 years later. This is what is meant by 'iconic', everyone knows these songs, they perfectly pinpoint a time in musical history. Apparently I really like The Doors.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Fantastic album. Might as well be a greatest hits part 1. Unique sound.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

I was fully prepared for Pink Moon to be my favorite album of the week, and my favorite album on the list for at least more than 24 hours, then we get THIS?? One of my favorite albums of the '60s and of all time. It's the second one on this list that I have on vinyl. A true classic. I don't know how much I need to say here. This album is a hit machine. Jim Morrison's voice and Ray Manzarek's organ make the perfect psychedelic combination, and every song sounds like it could've been a single (even "Alabama Song"). "The End" is one of my favorite songs ever made. I have so many memories tied to it--I put it on during a tornado warning once in Greeley for dramatic effect, I play it during COD zombies matches when I know we've reached our wit's end, and of course the use in Apocalypse Now is legendary. We needed to balance out the British Invasion, so I agree with the Lizard King when he said "The West is the best. Get here, and we'll do the rest." Favorite tracks: THE END, Break On Through, Light My Fire, Soul Kitchen, Take It As It Comes. Album art: Iconic. In the words of Sleepy Joe, "c'mon, man!" The fact that 75% of the band is standing neatly next to a massive, superimposed headshot of Jim Morrison is hilarious and insane. Plus the font is awesome. 5/5

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Sat May 29 2021
3

A ma grande surprise, cet album des Portes de Marbre était plutôt agréable et bien senti, et m'a permis de passer un bon moment. C'est ce que j'aurai écrit si j'avais écouté, comme me l'a fait remarquer en plein milieu de l'écoute mon compatriote l'illustre Robdesert, cet album avec mon seul écouteur gauche... En effet, dès l'instant où l'on a le MALHEUR d'insérer son écouteur droit à l'intérieur de sa trompe auditive, tous les maux de The Doors font irruption, ou plutot LE mal de The Doors, j'ai nommé le detestable Manzarek. Nous proposant un synthé aux sonorités d'orgue tout le long de ce putain d'album, Manzarev nous fait passer un véritable supplice, camouflant la performance de Jim Morrisson en utilisant des extraits de discours du Grand Schtroumpf. Le plus grave dans tout ça, c'est que Manzarev vient même imposer sa loi 7 minutes durant, sur le titre désormais classé comme indésirable Light My Fire, nous offrant un solo tout bonnement inaudibe, non sans rappeler le générique du non méconnu Il était une fois l'homme. Manzarev rentre dans le top 3 des ennemis publics de ce générateur, et rejoins ainsi Elvis Costello et le créateur de cette liste ridicule.

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Sat May 29 2021
3

Au fil de l'écoute, on s'aperçoit d'une véritable différence de niveau entre le deux écouteurs. Du côté gauche, les musiciens s'appliquent, le son est propre, le rythme juste. C'est dans l'écouteur droit que les choses se compliquent ; ça grésille, ça bourdonne, et, cerise sur la gâteau, ça joue de l'orgue. Le coupable n'est autre que Manzarek et celui-ci est bien décidé à pourrir l'album. La comparaison avec Framal du S-crew est dès lors inévitable.

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Wed Feb 03 2021
2

Wow, a bit of a roller coaster, but, like, the wooden kind.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

A Doors album on the day of an enormous fight? 🤔

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

The original psychedelic masterpiece. Loved it!

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Mon Feb 01 2021
5

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

I went through a huge Doors phase, and still love going back to their music. This album is arguably their best, and there aren't really 'bad' songs or filler, as in some other albums. I used to really buy in to the Jim Morrison as poet thing, but I think it's mostly nonsense, now. I still really enjoy their music, though!

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Thu Jan 14 2021
5

This album carries so much nostalgia for me. It was something I’d listen to as a teenager in order to connect with my dad. Jim Morrison is an iconic frontman, and his rich baritone over the Hammond organ and the rest of their rocking set the standard for the genre.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Fantastic music for a fall back to the 60’s. I never listened to them since I was a toddler and marijuana wasn’t legal. I image a psychedelic couch in a smoke filled room with pillows, plants and pot everywhere. They are the grooviest then and now. I’m sure my parents were terrified of them more then Elvis bringing rock and roll to the world. I could do meditation and yoga to this music all day long. Great drummer or should I say Symbolist! Great lyrics and a true opening up to the expanding minds of the 60’s revolutionary times. Don’t know if I would have like this music then but now see the beauty to it in all counts: lyrical, artistic, musical and dimensional. Girl we couldn’t get much higher. Come on baby light my fire. So cool man!

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Mon Mar 15 2021
5

One of the greatest debut albums ever - I can only imagine how much more I'd enjoy this if I did psychedelics. Morrison's voice is obviously iconic and although I don't know what he's singing about half the time, I'm fully down with the ethereal imagery it creates. It is Manzarek's work on the keys, however, that really helps elevate and define the sound of The Doors here. Best track: The End

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

“Father…yes son…I want to kill you.” I just got this on vinyl from my record club. It’s a great combo of swingin’ sixties lounge and late sixties psych. Goes back and forth between dancing playboy bunnies and general Kurtz. Jim Morrison’s lyrics might be a bit overwrought, but we can for give the ol’ king snake, all these songs are undeniable, not a bad one in the bunch. All got radio play but one, and it’s still a banger. On the backbone of catchy keys and guitar licks it really shines. I don’t revisit the doors as much as a used to, but when I do, I really enjoy. It’s fun to imagine how weird/fun Jim Morrison would’ve become had he made it to old age. 5.

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Tue Oct 19 2021
5

That was fun! Listening to this inspired me to do a Doors binge yesterday

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Thu Oct 21 2021
5

Absolutely fantastic. "The End" is one of my favorite all time songs ("Apocalypse Now" anyone?) Would love to blast this one on the stereo, or car with the windows down. The crazy stereo mixing actually works great, I usually hate that, but it just puts this in the time period so perfectly and the separation of the instruments is cool.

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Wed Dec 22 2021
5

Outstanding album. Fun fact: my friend and I once used The End at the end of a high school theatre sketch (could there be a sentence which more perfectly describes what I was like in high school? I think not). The first sentence of the song was met with great hilarity from the audience. Anyway, we filmed the sketch and put it on YouTube, and then it got flagged for copyright infringement. We never took it down, so it's still out there, with the audio removed.

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Tue Sep 15 2020
4

The Doors had an iconic sound from the start. That classic organ paired with Jim Morrison's howl is unbeatable. Both cool and rebellious, it's a solid debut, even if a few songs meander a bit.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

This is one good example of how the radio can sometimes distract from the art of an album. Songs like Crystal Ship remind me how many good vibes are found between the overplayed hits. Whether psychedelics are involved or not, this self-titled LP of wild organ riffs and raw Morrison vocals provide quite a trip!

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Mon Feb 15 2021
4

With this album coming into the list I hope we have now broken through to the other side. The minute I saw this classic cover of the group shadowed by a pensive yet determined lead singers headshot (sort of looks like Tom Brady), I knew I was in for a treat. I’m sure I’ve listened to this album before but this felt like a new listen. There are so many gems on this one. Break On Through, Soul Kitchen, Alabama Song, Light My Fire, and of course The End. A classic song that is featured both in Apocalypse Now and when we play Call of Duty: Zombies. I love how the album, when thinking about it, screams classic Rock, but when you listen to it, it feels a lot lighter than Rock. It plays a lot more like other late 60’s early 70’s albums with the electric piano. Reminds me a little of Ryan Goslings band Dead Man’s Bones, especially on In the Room Where You Sleep. I say this as I’m listening to I Looked At You. So I don’t really see this as a Led Zepplin or Journey type of Rock but that doesn’t diminish the power in this album. Even with a few weaker songs this is still a fantastic album to listen to at any time. 9/10

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

What an album. I loved this! I knew of The Doors, but never really listened to them. Some great songs and The End is an absolute study in drug taking. The only dud track for me was Alabama Song where I could almost taste the LSD. Great album and will be revisiting. Love that 60s organ sound as well. Best tracks: Light my Fire & Take It As It Comes.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

I groaned when this came up today as it was the second Doors album in as many days. But to my surprise it was much better than Morrison hotel. Even more impressive is the fact that this was their debut album. Morrison’s powerful voice and Manzarek’s keyboard playing are standouts. The highlight for me are the organ and guitar solos in Light my fire. The only song that I really didn’t like is the Bertold Brecht / Kurt Weill inspired Whisky Bottle.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

I've listened to this album quite a few times. This like wild mixture of Jazz, Blues, rock, and a heavy dash of poetry. It slaps, hard. Break on the through, what a solid fucking intro song for a band on their debut album. It sticks with you. Also man, I wish more modern music incorporated Organs more into the sound. It's so solid.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
4

I'm a sucker for a good organ line and this album holds some sentimental value. The lyrics are the sort that probably sounded deep if you were high but otherwise come off as kind of silly. 4/5 stars

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Mon Feb 15 2021
3

When I think of 60's rock, I think of music just like this. This album must have had a profound influence on the rock counter-culture scene then, but there's something profoundly darker in this album than their generational counterparts. I've actually read the book that this band based their name on, and I can totally see the influence in it's psychedelic nature. I love the organs on the songs, its just so groovy and classic sounding. Morrison's vocal performance is fantastic, the guitars are good but mixed a little low, there's nothing too special to say about the drums or bass, the vocals and organ really carried most of the songs. I don't think this type of sound has aged too well though, it's good but it sounds so terribly dated. Maybe that gives it novelty, being a unique product of the times, and thankfully the Doors did this type of music very well. I will also admit that some of these songs didn't flow together well at all (like alabama song). But on a positive note, the organ solo on light my fire is one of the greatest things I've ever heard though. Overall, I liked this album a lot, but I had some problems with it, so I'll rank it a 3.5/5. Favorite song: Light My Fire - Least Favorite: Alabama Song

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Tue Dec 29 2020
5

Fantastic album.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
5

Come on, Doors hei… timanttista ja kestää aikaa. Ei vaihtoehtoja.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

Jim är otrolig

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Tue Jan 26 2021
5

This was the first actually great front-to-back listening in this journey.

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

Phenomenal, Light my Fire is one of my all time favourite songs. Album as a whole is great, love the keyboards

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

Very good stuff.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

Doors on itselleni aina ollut eräs aikakautensa suosikeista, ja varsinkin tämä levy on aika virheetön suoritus. Pitkähkön tauon jälkeen tämä levy kuulosti vielä paremmalta kuin muistelinkaan. Vitosen arvoinen nauhoitus!

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Love twentieth century Fox. Love the sound of the end. The crystal ship reminded me of Jordan. I think the beginning of one of the songs is the same as a sum 41 song

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Ouvi várias vezes o dia todo, mto bom

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Album muito bom, principalmente The end.

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Wed May 05 2021
5

El Mejor de las puertas

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

I really groove in the mix of personality between Ray the classically trained brain and Jim the lizard king.

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

It’s a testament to how transformative this album was that every time I hear The Doors, I think “1960s”.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Classic

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Sun May 23 2021
5

Classic album. My favorite Doors album. 9-10/10 1. Light My Fire 2. Soul Kitchen 3. The End

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Tue Feb 16 2021
5

Timeless classic.

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Wed Jul 07 2021
5

Unique sound and lyrics... one of my favorite bands of all time. Wish the ride could've lasted longer with Morrison.

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Sat Feb 13 2021
5

Un album incroyable qui me rappelle tellement de souvenir. 5*

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

Interesante.

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Fri May 28 2021
5

The End, Light My Fire

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

I will always love this album so much.

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

This is an absolute classic. I noticed that I didn't listen to it for some time, but it is still one of my favorite albums of all time.

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Mon Feb 22 2021
5

All time classic. All killers, no fillers!!

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Wed Jan 20 2021
5

10/10

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Sun Jun 06 2021
5

is it's own genre by itself really

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Mon Mar 01 2021
5

Classic

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Mon May 17 2021
5

Easy 5. An epic album

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Fri Jul 02 2021
5

A great album

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Tue Jun 22 2021
5

O album As Portas pela banda As Portas eh tao bom quanto As Janelas

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

I think I've listened to this album dozens of times dating back to my college years. Despite my more-diminished opinion of Jim's poetry these days, it still holds up and remains as unique and captivating as I remember. Even the worst songs (e.g., "End of the Night") have their charm. Look at the Ramones' cover of the largely-forgotten "Take it as it Comes"!

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Tue Jul 06 2021
5

absolute classic, great songs top to bottom.

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Thu Jul 15 2021
5

Still an absolute banger. No skips. NONE.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
5

gggggggreat

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Wed May 19 2021
5

I AM THE LIZARD KING

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Tue May 11 2021
5

Break on through opener, Light my Fire anthem, The end closer. Great albumn

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Wed May 12 2021
5

A true classic

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Great album. Classic.

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Tue May 11 2021
5

A genuine classic, and old enough to sound fresh.

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Fri May 07 2021
5

Very good

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Thu May 13 2021
5

5/5 - again, The Doors are not my vibe, but it's a good album; coherent

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Wed Jun 02 2021
5

Great flow overall, fantastic album from start to finish.

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Sat Jun 26 2021
5

5/5 stars. Absolute classic. Every song. Standouts: The End, Break on Through, The Crystal Ship, Light My Fire, Back Door Man, Alabama Song, Soul Kitchen, Twentieth Century Fox, End of the Night

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

Unfassbares debut. Die weitern fand ich nicht ganz so gut

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

Wahnsinns-Album

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

5/5 solo por existir. Me encanta el sonido de este disco. Mood: come on, baby, light me fire

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Thu Aug 05 2021
5

Siguen los clásicos. Aquí se empieza el camino oscuro para la música.

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

I think I'm getting too generous with the 5-stars, but this album is so good. "Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)" is my favorite track followed closely by "The End". Then you have the hits, of course.

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Sun Aug 22 2021
5

The Doors by The Doors czyli kolejne doorsy do kolekcji listowej, debiutancki material, bandy ktora w ciagu 4 lat dzialalnosci wydala 6 albumow, przy czym kazdy teraz ma status klasyka, a dzisiejszy pik zawedrowal nawet do biblioteki kongresu, dobrze ze akurat taka kolejnosc albumikow, najpierw ostatni gdzie morrison jest juz mocno zmeczony na wokalu i sklania sie bardziej w stronie bluesa, a pierwszy ktory ma calkowicie inna energie jesli chodzi o wokal, kontent liryczny nie jest az tak mroczny jak na L.A woman, dominuja tutaj love songi w charakterystycznym dla doorsow zabarwieniu psychodelicznym, pan morrison jako teksciarz kreuje siebie na symbol seksu, co takze bedzie charakterystyczna cecha doorsowych materialow, bo jesli the doors, to od razu rzuca sie na mysl pan morrison, juz widac to nawet z samej oklaki i proporcji jakie czlonkowie zesplu na niej otrzymali w porownaniu z frontmanem, a moze backdoormanem, jak jest na traku o tejze nazwie, ale jak dla mnie brzmienie doorsow to nie tylko sam wokal, bo roznorodnosc gatunkow ktora potrafili stworzyc na jeden krazek i ich egzekucja to jest to czego sie szuka w ich materialach, nie moge sie doszukac kto pisac muzyke, ale z tego co pamietam to najbardziej maczal w tym palce pan Krieger, o klawiszach i drumach co napisac mialem juz napisac na l.a womance, chociaz tutaj brzmia troche bardziej surowo jesli chodzi o mastering, chociaz ta sama osoba odpowiada za cala dyskografie zespolu, czyli pan rothchild, to jednak dzwiek doorsow sie zmienia z plyty na plyte i zrzuca swoja surowosc, ale pomimo tego to chyba z tej plyty znam najwiecej trakow, pewnie ma to cos z tym wspolnego z tym, ze z 11 trakow 6 juz mam na plejce, wiec nie bede jeszcze bardziej doorsowal plejlisty, a wrzuce cala plyte na szelfa spotifajowego

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

Great album!

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

Classic. Untouchable.

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Mon Aug 30 2021
5

A classic. Solid album.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
5

A terrific debut album. I can imagine buying it and dropping the needle to Break on Through. What a start! I like the way Ray and Robbie lay down the foundation for Jim’s rants. There are some real classics here and the supporting tracks like End of the Night and Crystal ship are great ballads. And it’s something that they covered Kurt Weill and Willie Dixon songs on the same album! I’m not a fan of 20th Century Fox and the keyboard solo in Light My Fire goes on a bit...

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Thu Sep 02 2021
5

I guess my last review telegraphed that I'd be heading upstairs with my rating for this one. Who knew we would get it the next day. It's a solid album top to bottom. imo The End is The Doors' best song. The lyrics show Morrison as a cross between a literary intellectual and a Rock and Roll brat. An interesting perspective is that this was released before Sgt Pepps. Lennon's Tomorrow Never Knows and She Said She Said were released around a year earlier. The End is in the same neighbourhood as those two songs. I can't say that about many other songs. Also of interest is that the song was 11 1/2 min. which is long by any standard. Many long songs from back in the day now sound too long. The End has aged wonderfully and when it ends I wish it would keep going.

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Mon Sep 13 2021
5

My friend Beth gave me a cassette tape of this album in high school. I listened to it on the bus ride many times, and fell in love with it. There are a few "weaker" or less memorable songs ("I Looked at You," "Take it as it Comes"), but generally I can listen start to finish and still be in awe. Favorite song: Break on Through

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Tue Sep 21 2021
5

Break On Through To The Other Side!! I like how visceral these songs feel. That organ is used like a cannon! Wild and licentious.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

Haunting. Eye opening. Unnerving.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

Out there, but great stuff.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
5

While personally, never loved "Light My Fire," and I prefer more blues-infused songs from the Doors, each song on this album is amazing. Legendary debut album.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

Sublime

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

Psychedelic music at it's best! Has this kind of hypnotic energy to it's sound. It makes your mind drift off to a different world

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Sat Oct 02 2021
5

The best debut album ever? Probably. All killer, even "Light My Fire" which I forgave when I became a Doors fan.

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Sun Oct 10 2021
5

Jim Morrison has one of the best voices of all time.

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Tue Oct 12 2021
5

This earns a rare 5 stars from me. Did either of you watch "Val", the new Amazon documentary about Val Kilmer? If you haven't, let me save you 1 hour, 49 minutes of your lives with a succinct recap: "I played Doc Holliday and Jim Morrison, everyone should give me all the best parts in all the best movies and it's UNFAIR that I don't get what I want and now I have cancer." What I'm trying to say is don't watch "Val", just listen to this album, twice.

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Fri Oct 15 2021
5

A classic. Love this album.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
5

Super band, ate this up as a teenager

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Pretty sure I'd be giving this a five star review even without the nostalgia bump. Have loved this album since teenagerhood - pretty sure the inclusion of "The End" in "Apocalypse Now" is what switched me on to it. Fave track - still "The End", but "Break on Through" and "Light My Fire" are both awesome, and the rest of the tracks serve their purpose...

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Tue Nov 16 2021
5

Wow. I was expecting something more beatles like. Loved it, especially the last track.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

Just solid from cover to cover...generation altering lyrics + great, pulsating, engaging musical accompaniment

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

There is no denying this is a classic!

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Tue Nov 23 2021
5

Cool album, some cool differing song influences on the sound

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Hell of a freshman outing from The Doors. This album is still on frequent rotation for me. Morrison's lyrics with Manzeric's organ fills and Densmore's drumming are groundbreaking. Wish they would've lasted longer to see what else they could've contributed to RNR.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
5

Absolutely love thinking about what it was like hearing that for the first time. It’s fun and dark and weird in all the right ways.

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Sun Dec 05 2021
5

a bit underwhelming in all honesty with the mythos around jim morrison, but still a damn good album.

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

Soy fan de The Doors por culpa de la película de Oliver Stone y en parte por Coppola. Había oído antes el Morrisson Hotel, pero me faltaba contexto. La peli más sus discos y algún documental que luego hubo hicieron la magia. Este disco de debut empieza y termina por todo lo alto: Break on through y The end. En medio tenemos maravillas como Soul kitchen, The crystal ship, Alabama song y la también ultra famosa Light my fire.

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Thu Dec 09 2021
5

Big fan of The Doors & this album! I eat more chicken than any man ever seen!

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

Almost played like a greatest hits album. Incredible that all of these songs came out on one album. It is truly incredible how many great songs they put out in such a short amount of time.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
5

The most classic Doors album. May as well be a greatest hits.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
5

Deri miško, 5

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Fri Dec 24 2021
5

Really good album

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Sat Dec 25 2021
5

The Doors' debut and self-titled album is avant-garde rock, yet feels as if the album is staple among rock listeners. The 1967-style stereo image works in the album's favor rather than against it, giving it a retro feel that fits the psychedelic artistic direction. The sonic qualities of the album makes it timeless to psychedelic rock followers.

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Sat Jan 01 2022
5

Wonderful! Full of hits, that B-sides bop. Strong front to back.

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Tue Jan 04 2022
5

Amazing album! This has got to be in the top 20 records released by an American group. They had rehearsed the album front to back at live shows, that it took a few hours to record when they got in the studio.

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Sat Jan 08 2022
5

Excellent all around. Quintessential Doors sound.

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

Immediate hit. Loses some steam with Alabama Song, but picks right back up.

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

Come on baby light my fire!

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

Topplaat!

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Thu Feb 03 2022
5

The Doors always had this air of mystique about them for me, though I never got round to listening to any of their music until now. Such an unassuming name, now makes sense knowing it comes from the Aldous Huxley novel "The Doors of Perception". Definitely has that 60s psychedelic/hippy tones in there but they come across as much darker compared to others I have listened to in this era. Some of it is almost harrowing when connected to the lyrics. I expected to like this more. Truth is, I hated the first two songs (Break On Through/Soul Kitchen) but "The Crystal Ship" was a real highlight that broke the album into something more digestible. "Light My Fire" was the first tune I recognised, researching I found that this is probably because of the cover by Will Young. Unsure how I feel about this. "The End" couldn't be a more perfect end to this album.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

Absolutely storming from start to finish. I've not been an enormous fan of The Doors but this really nailed it. Well crafted, passionate, tuneful... absolute classic.

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Mon Feb 28 2022
5

Love this album. Absolute classic.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
5

God I wish I could experience this album for the first time again...

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Fri Mar 04 2022
5

Always a classic

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Mon Mar 07 2022
5

I absolutely loved it, it was a shroomy exp.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

The End - one of the best tracks of all time. Brillint album all told.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
5

Starring with "Break in through to the otherside"... Closing with "the end" ... Inbetween... The Doors. And now remember that this was only the debut... What more is there to say? 5/5

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

Great

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

very good album

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Fri Apr 08 2022
5

Last year I finally got around to reading 'No One Gets Out Of Here Alive' and Jim Morrison was even worse that you might have thought. A truly terrible person, even when he was a kid (army family brat) Some people passionately loathe the Doors. I love them. They were such a gateway band into music and literature. They're the band that every teenager needs at that time in their life. The singer might be a total dick but his songwriting and singing is great. And the band and their songs are really interesting thanks to those jazz (Densmore and Manzerek) and blues (Krieger) backgrounds plus Morrison's poetry. They still sound like no one else.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
5

Still my favourite Doors album, with my favourite Doors song....The End. But the rest of the album is damn good as well; Break on Through, Light My Fire, The Crystal Ship, Back Door Man. Allmusic.com calls it one of the greatest debut albums of all time and I tend to agree. 5 stars

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Sat Apr 23 2022
5

Love it. I was obsessed with Jim for a long time, so 5* is the only reasonable rating.

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Fri Apr 29 2022
5

Discazo

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Mon May 02 2022
5

I like the instrumental. The Alabama song is my favorite, I love the rythm !

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Tue May 03 2022
5

Amazing debut. I really enjoyed this album. It's got to be my favourite album from the band.

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Wed May 04 2022
5

Every song is perfectly executed, remembered and recognized decades later. Iconic

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Thu May 12 2022
5

Sehr geil. Warum habe ich das sooo lange nicht mehr gehört?

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Fri May 20 2022
5

My first favourite band when I was a teenager, but it was only after I'd fallen out of love with them before rediscovering them about 20 years later that I *really* understood just how odd they were even for that period. Having heard a lot more late-60s music in the interim gave me a bit more perspective on that. And the instrumental section of "Light My Fire" is a trip you don't get from much other music. One of those mid-60s recordings that's really better heard in mono, too.

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Mon May 23 2022
5

White boy bussing it down sexual style

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Legendaarisen bändin debyytti joka on kyl vaan se kaikista samettisin julkaisu tältä orkesterilta. Uskallan antaa tälle febosen sen takii että oon kuunnellut tän varmaan jotain 4 kertaa vuodessa ainakin viimisen neljän vuoden ajan ilman että tää käy sapettaa. 5/5

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Rock psicodélico de The Doors. Varios megahits. Vinilo.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
5

The Lizard King (Was he ahead of David Icke on this one?) and his band at their subversive best, proper Pyschodelia here. A Great debut that must have got the fans and rock journalists in a frenzy with "The Next Big Thing" headlines. Love this album and some really good tunes on this one but My Favourites are "Soul Kitchen" "Alabama Song" "Light My Fire" and "The End" Suitable for this list I think.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

What a debut album by The Doors! An absolute instant classic masterpiece that helped usher in the era of psychedelic rock and was even touted as inspiration for The Beatles Sgt. Pepper album. In true psychedelic style, the drug references are numerous as are the sexual innuendos whilst we delve into the altered mind of Morrisey. Best: Break On Through (To The Other Side) Worst: N/A

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

This is one of those albums that seem to be a raison d’etre for this list. It’s every bit as good now as it has ever been for me. One of those albums that make me want to join its magical universe. The organ-heavy arrangements enchant me. The dark hooks draw me into its shadowy world. The great harmonies seduce me. Timeless perfection. "Light My Fire" is one of the best songs ever created and would earn this album a 5. But I think "Break on Through" and "The End" could as well. It was also good to hear the whole album again, because it has been a while since I have done that. If anything I think I love it more now than ever.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

The Doors have such a great and unique sound and this album has some of their best songs.

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

I started listening to The Doors in junior high to fit in with some kids that I wanted to like me. Glad I did! Fan of The Doors. Fan of this album. The intro of every track has me going “oh yeah, this one…I like this one…”

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Mon Jun 13 2022
5

Here we have another band that played some of my all-time favorite songs, and yet I never listened to a whole album of theirs before. I was happy to start with their first and was never disappointed. "Light My Fire" is one of those favorites, as well as "The End." That one will always be associated with "Apocalypse Now" for me because it made the movie perfect. I was surprised and pleased to hear some different styles from those two epic pieces on this album. "Soul Kitchen" and "Twentieth Century Fox" are delightful. "Alabama Song" (the Marxophone!) and "Back Door Man" were really interesting takes on very different classics.

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Thu Jun 23 2022
5

An all time classic. A true album to listen to before you die.

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Tue Jun 28 2022
5

So many good ones. Great work music.

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Wed Jun 29 2022
5

Groovy love songs

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

Jim Morrison might be the coolest guy that ever lived

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Wed Jul 06 2022
5

The 60s wrapped up in Jim Morrison lyrics

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

This album is a darkly poetic masterpiece, definitely one of the best debut albums ever. There really isn't another band who ever sounded like the Doors, but their influence is massive on countless bands who came after them. It's brooding, artful, sexy and deeply cool. Despite these songs' ubiquity in our culture over the last 50+ years, musically the album still comes off as quite adventurous, with slow burning, strange progressions and loose arrangements. Both lyrically and sonically, these songs were always about exploration and opening your mind ("breaking through," as it were) to possibilities of the mind and body, the possibilities of music. The band also is broadly appealing and just so much fun to listen to. It's music that makes you think that also happens to totally rock. Yeah, "Alabama Song" is a weird outlier that probably didn't need to go on here, but it's also kind of fun. Happy to give this a 5. Fave Songs (All songs, from most to least favorite): Soul Kitchen, Break on Through (To the Other Side), The Crystal Ship, The End, Light My Fire, Twentieth Century Fox, Take It as It Comes, End of the Night, I Looked at You, Back Door Man, Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

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Sat Jul 16 2022
5

ya, 5 stars. Done. When you're a Doors fan, you're a doors fan for life - Bruce McCullouch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROJjDWQPSw4

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Sat Jul 23 2022
5

first 5/5 in my list. Instant classic, not one bad song and my favorite Doors song 'The End'

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Sun Jul 24 2022
5

Dosta godina mi je L. A. Woman bio najbolji njihov album, međutim - ovaj album i Strange Days su ipak bolji za dosta.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
5

Freaking amazing

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Sun Jul 31 2022
5

Classic! Een van de beste bands uit de secties die ik ken.

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Sun Jul 31 2022
5

Heel tof om weer effe te draaien!

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

One of the best debut albums ever. After LA Woman and Morrison Hotel, the third Doors album so far.. all 5*

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Tue Aug 02 2022
5

My favorite album by one of my favorite bands, led by the famous Jim Morrison, and a landmark in the psychedelic movement. The music is mysterious with hard, mesmerizing, and iconic instrumentation. Just look at the crazy album cover! It's no wonder Morrison was such a counterculture role model. The vocalist Jim Morrison displays his talents alternating between multiple personas, from calm and dreamy to a chaotic psychopath. This album is one of my most enjoyable experiences while on psychedelics, as there's so much imagery and strange moments, and it takes the cake on Sgt Pepper by being more consistent. In fact, you can hear this album as a major influence on Sgt Pepper, notably in their famous track "Lucy in the Sky". Every song is fantastic. On first listen, you will be blown away by the epic solo on "Light My Fire" and the eery unsettling mood of "The End." But on repeated listens, you will fall for so many things on each of the other tracks. In fact, many of these songs are still being played on classic rock radio, so it's already an accessible album for most people to get into. Not a single weak song. Some may say it dips after "Light my Fire", but I say those losers are just biased cause they're not standard radio plays. "End of the Night" is one of the first dream pop songs. My only wish is that "Take It As It Comes" should be at a better position, but it does serve to help the dramatic transition into "The End" compared to "End of the Night." Even after dozens of listen, I still notice something new on each song, most notably "The End." I'd advise psychedelics or very sleep deprivation to spot them more easily. Yes, I got like 7 hours of sleep over a span of 78 hours by the time I listened to this album last night following (including an extended DMT trip a day prior), so my ears were already heavily hallucinating and was prepared to go further than what 2 tabs could tell me. Gives me plenty of time to process each mysterious scene pictured.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
5

5/5 Great music, unlike anything else. Morrisons voice is great. Decent production on the album. Every track is solid with no filler.

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Sat Aug 13 2022
5

Что тут сказать, тут слушать надо 🌚

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Wed Aug 17 2022
5

Fully formed, well integrated and crisp and perfectly pitched to its moment, this as good a debut album as has ever been. Unique too. “Break on Thru” and “Light My Fire” are classics for a reason but every cut has a good bit to offer and there’s not a single throwaway in the whole lot. The playing — tight and polished with smooth and strong overlaps and transitions between the players — is a perfect foundation for Morisson’s vocals and attitude. Quite original-seeming as a whole despite the obvious influences of the parts. One tries to overlook the sexist bits.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Wow, best debut album ever. One of my absolute favorite rock albums.

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

One of those sixties albums that is still really good

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Thu Aug 25 2022
5

4.5/5

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

I never listened to the entire album in one go, and it blew me away. I can imagine it knocked people off their feet when it was first released in the 60s. The Doors will always remain one of my favorite bands. Incredible album.

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Sat Aug 27 2022
5

5 stars

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

pretty cool

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

This album is a huge trip. From the rock 'n' roll inspired "Break on Through (To the other side)" to the psychedelic 12-minute trip of "The End", this is probably one of the best debut albums in history. This album is the reason why even more than 50 years after Jim Morrison's death we still miss him. Just imagine what things he could do if he got to old age!

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

Geeze. What a great album. Even with the weirdness that is "The End", it's just non-stop bangers and vibe. Ray Manzarek is a beast of a player and really pulled out all the stops (literally, because he's the organ player) on this debut album. Not that anybody dialed it in. Every player was on their game and Jim Morrison's performances were stellar. There's just so much energy here. Had to listen to it twice. Easy 5 stars.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
5

In opposition to the free love, utopian psychedelic scene that permeated rock culture at the time, the Doors' eponymous debut album shows us the dark, seedy, and dangerous undertones of the culture. Jim Morrison is almost shamanic, his commanding voice gives life to the sexual, menacing, and transgressive themes throughout this album. This album is full of hits and seems like a victory lap taken at the onset of their career. The music can be grounded bar band blues rock or straight psychedelic tracks featuring the keyboards of the incomparable Ray Manzarek. It is really the last track, 'The End,' that makes the statement of who the Doors are. It is a meandering pulsing track that weaves through Oedipal mythology and ends with death. Whether it is the death of ego or something more sinister, is left up to us to decide.

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Tue Sep 06 2022
5

Incredible rock songs mixed with some psychedelic songs and all good. The electric organ is my favorite.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
5

Amazing

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

Cool

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

This one took music somewhere else, especially with the energy and poetry of Morrison. Love it.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

5.0 + One of the easiest 5 star ratings I've given. I can remember the exact moment I first heard this album back in high school. I was immediately floored - the poetry, the voice, the organ sounds, the overall vibe. Rarely do I prefer the deep cuts of an album but "Crystal Ship" and "Alabama Song" may be my favorite tracks. And who can deny the jammy vibes of "Light My Fire"? The story behind how they recorded "The End" is the stuff of rock 'n' roll legend. I bet 99% of bands would be happy to have an album of this caliber stand as their greatest hits. It blows my mind that this record was only their beginning.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

A genuine classic that demonstrates the range of the Doors from Alabama Song through to The End via the well known Light My Fire and Break on Through. They, of course, are not going to be everyone's cup of tea. For me an album that has not lost any of it's impact over the 55 years since it was released.

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Sat Sep 17 2022
5

Excellent album.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Every time I put one of their albums on I come away thinking that I should have spent more time with this band over the years. Just incredible. Best track: Light My Fire

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

"Break on Through (To the Other Side)" and "Light My Fire" are bona fide rock hall of fame masterpieces. A lot of the other songs I have heard but didn't know the names. "Soul Kitchen" is fantastic and driven by yet another catchy organ riff, "Back Door Man" has such a cool chugging pushing ahead train track guitar, and "The End" is a stunning and sonically beautiful piece of music. Definite 5 out of 5 for me. The Doors are amazing. Is this their best album? I have to do some more digging on them. I did read that Paul McCartney wanted this sound to be like an "alter ego" for the Beatles and that it inspired Sgt. Peppers. That's amazing!!

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Some songs feel like 60’s pop with a dark psychedelic edge, others are hard blues rock. There are some absolute classics — “Light My Fire” is probably a top 100 rock song and “Break on Through (To the Other Side)” and “The End” are both amazing — plus a lot of really good album cuts too. I really enjoyed “I Looked at You” and “Take It as It Comes.” Man, I guess I haven’t heard “The End” in a while. It gets really wild around the 9-minute mark.

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

The Doors is all I need.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
5

bomba

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Fri Sep 30 2022
5

4 stars minimum

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

Perfect

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Mon Oct 03 2022
5

Enough said

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

A fantastic band and album. Quite unique and way ahead of their time.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
5

This album is excellent. It genuinely covers the spirit of the latter 60s, and contains so many great songs, e.g. Break on Through, Alabama Song, Light My Fire and The End. Every single one can stand on its own. The music is fantastic, the organ solo in Light My Fire is simply sublime, and Jim Morrison's vocals and lyrics shine in every one of them. I never was a Doors fan, but this made me intersted in their music. 5/5

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Lähes täydellinen.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

The End, Light My Fire.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Rock psicodélico de The Doors. Varios megahits. Vinilo.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
5

Great album

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Tue Nov 01 2022
5

A minor miracle of pop music, absolutely cool and substantive and rich. There are a few all-time cuts and not a single dog. "Light My Fire" is a top-10 essential rock-and-roll song, transcending time and genre, a perfect balance of hook and ambition and seriousness. It truly makes one listen. Amazingly, this has not been made worse by its popularity or hipster affectations or the presence of the utterly insufferable Manzarek or the fact that one over-loved it as a kid (by which one means took it too seriously). It's not even diminished by the fact that "20th-Century Fox" reminds one of one's ex-wife. The playing is great throughout. A true landmark and milestone which feels almost forgotten today.

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Fri Nov 04 2022
5

Light My Firen lisäksi tällä albumilla oli ehkä yksi tai kaksi ennestään hyvin tuttua kappaletta, mutta tykkäsin koko albumista ihan tosi paljon! Rakastan etenkin noita sähköurkuja. Suosikit: Break on Through (To the Other Side), Alabama Song (Whisky Bar), Light My Fire, Take It as It Comes

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Another belter, long live the streak! I used to play this on repeat when I was about 18, and it still feels new today. Love it.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

I love this album.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
5

Love it

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

The doors have been a real surprise hit for me while doing this. Really enjoyed this had some songs I had no idea where them

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Wed Nov 09 2022
5

Un poquito más de musiquita de la infancia, y sonidos que siento que reconozco. Diver

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Fri Oct 30 2020
4

Pretty cool stuff

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Sun Feb 28 2021
4

Great debut!

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

Pari legendaarista rallia

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Wed Feb 10 2021
4

Very nice thank you the doors

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Fri Jul 09 2021
4

Enjoyed this more than their latter albums. Turns out Ray Manzerak was the main talent in the band, I’d assumed Morrison had written the big tunes but new respect for the organist.

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