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The Doors

The Doors

1967

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The Doors

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5

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

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Astonishing for a debut. A cultural colossus.

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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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5

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

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

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5

The original psychedelic masterpiece. Loved it!

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🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5

Fantastic album.

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

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Jim är otrolig

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

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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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Very good stuff.

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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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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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Ouvi várias vezes o dia todo, mto bom

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Album muito bom, principalmente The end.

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El Mejor de las puertas

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5

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

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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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Classic

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5

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

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5

Timeless classic.

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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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5

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

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Interesante.

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I will always love this album so much.

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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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All time classic. All killers, no fillers!!

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10/10

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is it's own genre by itself really

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Classic

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Easy 5. An epic album

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A great album

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

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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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5

absolute classic, great songs top to bottom.

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Still an absolute banger. No skips. NONE.

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gggggggreat

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I AM THE LIZARD KING

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

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5

A true classic

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Great album. Classic.

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A genuine classic, and old enough to sound fresh.

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Very good

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

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Great flow overall, fantastic album from start to finish.

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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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Unfassbares debut. Die weitern fand ich nicht ganz so gut

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Wahnsinns-Album

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

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

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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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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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5

Great album!

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5

Classic. Untouchable.

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5

A classic. Solid album.

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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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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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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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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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5

Haunting. Eye opening. Unnerving.

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5

Out there, but great stuff.

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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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5

Sublime

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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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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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5

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

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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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5

A classic. Love this album.

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5

Super band, ate this up as a teenager

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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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5

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

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5

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

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5

There is no denying this is a classic!

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5

Cool album, some cool differing song influences on the sound

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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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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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5

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

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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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5

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

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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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5

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

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5

Deri miško, 5

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5

Really good album

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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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5

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

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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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5

Excellent all around. Quintessential Doors sound.

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5

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

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5

Come on baby light my fire!

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5

Topplaat!

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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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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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5

Love this album. Absolute classic.

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

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5

Always a classic

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5

I absolutely loved it, it was a shroomy exp.

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5

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

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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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Great

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5

very good album

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

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5

Discazo

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5

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

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5

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

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

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

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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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White boy bussing it down sexual style

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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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Rock psicodélico de The Doors. Varios megahits. Vinilo.

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Pretty cool stuff

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Great debut!

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Pari legendaarista rallia

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Very nice thank you the doors

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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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This album continues to be great despite the best efforts of Jim Morrison.

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Nice one with lots of classics. Surprisingly short songs, except for the End!

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Break on through

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Vacker, drömsk och mörk

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There's so many great songs on here, and it's very rewarding to tune in for it. Alabama Song was my personal fave!

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pirurupiripirupirupiriririrupirupiririririripupirupirupurupirupurupirupurupirupiru

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Love Morrison. This is the end, beautiful friend, the end.

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Este album es más mi estilo. Tiene algunas cosas experimentales, pero no es TAN DENSO y lo escuché dos veces al hilo. Además tiene Baby Light My Fire 🔥 Descubrí la canción ‘Soul Kitchen’

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A good, classic rock album. Heard some tracks before but liked some I hadn't like Alabama Song. Break on Through to the Other Side and Light My Fire are classics of course.

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I'm wishing they'd skipped the ratings with this thing, or at least made them optional. This album might deserve a 3 or even a 2 from some perspectives of sophistication; I'm inclined to give it a four on pure nostalgia. I played this to death in the early 90s.

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I'm starting to really like this style of rock. Some British Invasion bands are better, but this is a strong contender.

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4

Not my favorite genre, but the songs are very pleasant.

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Ooh baby that organ. This album is actually pretty damn unique for the time. Psychadelic, loud-rock, sort of garage jammy. When put in the context of a classic rock radio station, it's easy to look past all it has going for it. Not to mention this album is chock full of bangers.

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Wasn't sure how much i was going to enjoy this as it's been forever since i listened to it. It is still amazing... even though "the end" gets up its own navel a bit. Love Crystal Ship.

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4

Some good tunes.

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Well obviously a bander because of its classic nature, I don't like ALL the songs. I like also that this album hasn't been remastered, like so many of the others ones we listen to. You can hear the age in the music - I love it! That's more to do with Spotify than the music itself

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great sounds, the doors are a hit

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Really solid album. There were plenty of songs that were just ok in my opinion, but there were some that were great jams. Lyrically a solidly written album as well Favorite Track(s): “Break On Through,” “Light My Fire,” and “The End”

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Coool, very cool

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“The Doors” by the Doors (1967) One look at the facial expressions on the album cover suggests to the listener that it’s time to put away the bubble gum. Jim Morrison’s lyrics on this album are of uneven, but mostly high, quality. His metaphors are not cheap, unlike most mid sixties rock songs. They reveal a mature mind working in an under-traveled metier, and the results are arresting. Rock and roll is now demanding to be taken seriously. These are not songs for teenagers, in 1967 or in 2021. From a distance of almost 55 years, it may be difficult to discern how revolutionary this music was, and much of it withstands aging. Morrison’s vocals are only average, salvaged by enormous passion, and punctuated by screams and wails that definitely do not age well. But try to put yourself in 1967. Maybe try listening with a little inebriation (I said this wasn’t for teenagers). There is virtually no bass guitar on this album, which might have been a fatal flaw. But gifted keyboardist Ray Manzarek plays all the bass lines on a keyboard bass. And he pulls it off. Excellent guitar riffs and solos (especially on “The End”) by Robby Krueger, and generally well-executed drums by John Densmore (He occasionally drops tempo on elaborate fills—a frequent weakness of 1960 rock & roll drummers). When listening to “Alabama Song (Whisky Bar), it might be helpful to know that it is the only song on the album not written by Morrison. It was written by Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill (in German) in 1927, originally as an anti-bourgeois parody of sermons of Martin Luther. This was back in the day when Germany was eight years into their first (unsuccessful) experiment with democracy, and five years before Hitler ‘successfully’ said, “Enough is enough”. Brecht was a communist, being awarded the Stalin Peace Prize in 1954, after 40 years of artistic labor, pioneering Marxist dialectical aesthetics. But back to the music: There’s a wonderful and entrancing middle section on “Light My Fire” which is not to be missed. But the artistic centerpiece of this album is the closing track “The End”. It helps to be familiar with the plot of “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles (429 B.C.). Set aside twelve minutes, put on headphones, and listen to this. Loud. Francis Ford Coppola’s decision to use this song in the opening scene of “Apocalypse Now” (1979) helped to fix this work in the American psyche of the Vietnam era. It worked then, and it still works today. 4/5

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Klasssikkobiisejä ja leppoisaa rokkia. Kyllä tämän voisi laittaa myöhemminkin soimaan ja fiilistellä. Ei ihan ykkössuosikki, mutta selkeä like kuitenkin.

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Clima bacana. Velharia boa. Melhor música: Break on through

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I always lumped The Doors in with Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin as a band I thought were hugely overrated. I might have to reassess that as I really enjoyed this.

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Hot diggedy dawg. Reminds me of a sex-fuelled heart attack I once had.

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2nd album I’ve gotten that I’ve heard before but that’s cool. This is a decent album. Preemptively predicting I’ll give it a 4. I think this is a good example possibly. “Break on through” is a classic for a reason. “Light my fire”. Another great song. So far the songs I already loved stand out and the others are... eh not bad not amazing. “The end” is a spectacular song. Great vibe. Also lol at “the west is the best”. It feels like such a weird brag about where Morrison lives in an otherworldly song. I mean I think I get where he’s coming from but looking back at how that movement died out... it’s just pretty silly.

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4

not their best, but still fucking excellent.

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The attribute I like most about Jim Morrison's voice is that you believe every thing he says. Great album.

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Cool, groovy, bluesy and interesting

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Not a bad song on the album. 4.25. Songs are memorable, but something about it doesn't inspire relistens. I can't say why. It also feels like it's trying to be "smart" music. Also can't pinpoint why.

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The drive rock with amazing electro-guitar music.

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Another good Doors album. I think LA Woman is a bit better, but I still just love their whimsical sound.

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4

groovy! minus one point for creepy lyrics about children

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4

A lot of classics on this album. Starts off great and finishes. This is The End didn't need to be 11 minutes long.

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4

The Doors

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pretty good

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I have difficulty separating the album from the movie. Break on Through is a great, quick track. Songs like light my fire and The End are still good for a listen now and again.

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4

Brilliant album - further comment superfluous

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Such hard panning, relatively few instruments on each track, low and delayed vocals.

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Grew up listening to the doors!

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I think they would not be as big today if Jim had lived.

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Very classic Doors stuff; vocals and instrumentals work perfectly together and the length of songs is fit ideally. Nothing much to say, great album.

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Having no previous exposure to The Doors I listened to their debut album without nostalgia and I still could recognize most of the tracks, that's how influential they are. Very good first album.

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I dig it

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Lyrically, I never really know what's going on with The Doors. I don't really care, though, because I enjoy them musically. With the exception of the more "circus-y" vibe ones.

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Geen slechte muziek! De band vond Freud zo inspirerend dat ze de band zo hebben genoemd omdat het alle deuren opent heb ik vandaag geleerd

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Very fresh for its time. Some of the tracks still have a feel that’s never been imitated well others, like the Kurt Weill standard , must have give Bowie inspiration if not cover to try it himself. I’m still not a Doors fan, but this one LP holds up.

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After an endless British expedition through the desert with only IPAs to drink, 1001 returns to the land of the free and delivers a stone cold classic American record. Full of diesel, sleeze, arrogance. Every track is either perfect or imperfect and interesting. I think at some point recently it became fashionable to hate on the Doors, but that's silly. So what if the poetry is amateur. I'll stand up for you, Jim. You're the ideal brooding wild man. You have one of my favorite quotes on being fat "I was 185 pounds. I felt so great. I felt like a tank. I felt like a large mammal or a big beast. I could knock anybody out of their way." A-

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Did not care for this album on my first listen a couple years ago. Enjoyed it much more on this second listen

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Starts out strong and keeps a good, consistent sound. definitely something I could listen to again, and there's a bunch I feel like I've heard before -Soul Kitchen and Light My Fire come to mind. Overall a very nice album

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8/10

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Very interesting listen, clear influence on further generations albums

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A classic. I listened to this a lot as a kid with my grandfather. Jim Morrison was a fucking poet. A real shame that he died so young. I really would have loved to see him churn out so much more music.

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Impression: A dark, creative album with references drinking, testing perceptual limits with drugs, affairs, death, etc Favorite songs: Soul Kitchen, Light My Fire, The End

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The album with my favourite closing song of all time

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Yes, yes yes! Break on Through muthafakkas! The Doors, consisting of the wailing, moaning and screeching of Morrison, the synthesized sounds of Manzarek’s keyboard, the thumping of Densmore on drums rounded out by Krieger’s guitar, took us on am emotional and psychedelic rock and roll rollercoaster that will never be matched. They broke into the scene with their first album The Doors. Maybe not their best but a well-rounded classic first album non the less. Break on Through and Soul Kitchen are funky, straight forward rock songs that can’t be denied. The Crystal Ship provides the first glimpse into Morrison’s often times fragile state. Right back to the rock and roll with Twentieth Century Fox, shifting back to their unique quirkiness with Alabama Song (and must have whisky, oh, you know why!). Their performance of Light My Fire on the Ed Sullivan show will live on in infamy (and is sooo tame by today’s standards, but at that time, Jim was breaking through). Back Door Man is one of my all time favorite songs, not just of the Doors. Despite there being so few lyrics. Don’t know why but just LOVE the line ‘I eat more chicken any man ever seen’. I Looked at You is probably the weakest song on the album for me. End of the Night is the first song that takes us on that psychedelic ride. Some sound advice in Take It as It Comes. And of course there’s The End with a full 11 minutes and 34 seconds peak into the psychosis that made up Jim Morrison, the intellectual, rebellious, loving, insecure bastard posing as a confidant man. Note: album was close to a 3 star rating because as I said, not their best. But taking into consideration it was their debut album, some of the specific tunes on the album along with the fact their is no 3 star rating, went with 4.

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A classic

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Geggjuð plata

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The Doors have been one of those bands that I skip on playlists, but I think it's just because their biggest songs are so overplayed. I'm enjoying this listen way more than expected based on my history with The Doors. It's quite remarkable that this is a debut album. It's excellent.

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4

Solid album, never listened to the full thing before. can easily see how it's a classic

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Great album overall. Some tracks I wouldn't have missed, some are a bit long.

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Excellent debut album by one of the most unique rock bands of all time. The Doors' sound is decade-defining, and it is amazing to see how fleshed out they were in their first studio release. I really enjoy Jim Morrison's low and haunting vocals, and the emphasis on the electric organ really makes this music stand out from other acts at the time. Instead of emulating the Beatles or The Who like a lot of other bands were doing back in the mid-late 60's, they went in their own direction which makes me respect them a lot. There are obviously some very popular songs on this record (Break on Through (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, and The End), but I would say there was not a weak song on this entire album. I listened to it in both stereo and mono, and upon these two listens, the track that stood out the most to me that I hadn't already heard was I Looked at You (added it to my Starred list). While I enjoyed this one quite a bit, I will say that some of the songs do blend together since they all feature the same instruments. I still think this album is great despite this, and I would recommend any fan of rock give this one a listen. 4/5.

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I really enjoyed it, probably another gummy album, but it works. So many songs on here I have heard before.

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A classic for a reason! Jim Morrison's voice is so haunting and sultry and the music is just so good

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Very compelling

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Ja voor ik m hoor, dit is gwn n klassieker

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Great music Lyrics are kind of mediocre when you actually listen to them

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Difícilmente se pueden abrir mejor las puertas a un grupo que con este disco. “The Doors” irrumpe en la escena con aura divina y generosa obsequiándonos con manjares como “End of the night”, “Break on through (to the other side)” o “The end”. Los mendrugos de pan para rebañar la salsa son “Soul kitchen”, “Back door man” y “Light my fire”. Un álbum para chuparse los dedos y querer repetir.

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Ich hasse das Jahrmarkt-haftige an The Doors. Aber ich gestehe, das das meiste wirklich super gealtert ist und immer noch ganz schön mitzieht hinab ins dunkle, verknarzte Sofa. Schon gut 3.5

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This is the end. My beautiful friend, the end.

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7/10

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Good start. Some other good spots. Would be a 5 if it had riders on the storm

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By far my favorite Doors with by far my favourite Doors song; The End. 4.5 🌟

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A great debut showing their intent and what they would become.

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Morrison's vocals made them such a standout for the era. Love his rough edges on their psychedelic sound. So much organ too

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Some amazing stuff on here, certainly lit my fire

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it's aight

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This is fab, really like this. Almost falls out of the 4 category because it does get a bit self indulgent - to a lesser extent at the end of Light My Fire, and definitely on This Is The End. It's amazing that this album is 55 years old, there are bits of it that sound so fresh, and it keeps up the quality pretty well throughout. Some really nice changes of pace, too.

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Do you think every song needs an electric organ? Are you also painstakingly horny? Then boy do I have an album for you

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Break On Through To The Other Side. Jammed out to that one on the piano in Rock Band 3 Everything else, goes on for way too long. Not that I didn’t enjoy it.

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Cool

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One of my favorite albums by one of the better bands.

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light my fire went absolutely bonkers

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It was pretty pog I think. Definitely would have gone pretty hard if I was alive in the 60s. :D

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It drops off pretty quickly after this, but I like this album.

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Flawless. Timeless. The End.

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I've never been big on The Doors for some reason, but these are undeniably innovative songs with evocative lyrics and swirls of psychedelia that must have sounded even better live.

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Like being on a ride to a Californian beach in a van driven by the Manson Family.

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9/10

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Doory

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My vinyl of this is weed green which fees appropriate

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Man I had to scroll down quite a bit further than I expected to find a negative review of this. I wouldn't say I hate The Doors but do kind of think they're for high school boys who think they're more sophisticated than they really are. Man, that's a super pretentious thing to say isn't it? Even if it is, it for sure was a pretty good description of high school me. I definitely owned the double album greatest hits collection, it was one of my earliest Columbia House purchases and I definitely bought into the myth that Jim Morrison was like a real poet, dude. Listening to this now I think I'm liking it more than I would have believed. Maybe it's the fact that I don't really listen to classic rock radio anymore, so it's not as omnipresent in my life as it was back in the day. I'm not gonna say this is dated because that's a stupid criticism, what does it even mean? Morrison is a pretty good songwriter and maybe there's a cult of personality surrounding him (maybe? Lol) but he actually is an amazing front man and really no one else sounds like The Doors musically, certainly not in 1967 anyway. They'll never be my favorites again, that Crystal Ship has sailed (sorry. Also that song will always make me think of The Dead Milkmen, iykyk) but this might be their best album. 4 stars.

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Absolute banger right up until the drugged out, 12 minute final track. Minus one. Definitely sounds of its time.

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Arch lizard king thinks he's a poet when really he's just a bit of a nob; however even that prancing tit can't undermine the strength of most of the tunes. Best Tracks: Break on Through (To The Other Side); Soul Kitchen; Light My Fire

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Har alltid blanda the Doors og the Who av ein eller anna grunn, men trur kanskje the Doors er bedre. (Hadde berre høyrt sånn 3 Doors songar, og har vel fortsatt ikkje hørt meir enn 3 the Who songar, så me får sjå kossen da utvikle seg) Bra album i alle fall, har nesten lyst å gi 5 stjerne men da blir litt vel ivrig på første album kanskje

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Ai jai. Tää on täysin faijarokkia (mun tapauksessa hyvin kirjaimellisesti), mutta onhan tässä melkeen kaikki hyviä biisejä.

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Pretty good!

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Quite liked the psychadelic vibe but probably wouldn't revisit it...

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Pretty good

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The kind of door I want to open!

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oh, the Doors... Jim Morrison seems like a lot of girl's crushes because they can just romanticize the party boy lifestyle, when it reality this guy would be no one's friend. The music is pretty good; sloppy bluesy keyboard-heavy grooves with Morrison warbling over the top.

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Meh. It’s okay. The first half was alright, really lost steam after Light my Fire which was just so long and boring. The End was boring and too long. Just kinda a boring album overall.

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I really like this album, the “breakthrough” and “the end” are amazing. The Doors are a little overhyped, but a good band nonetheless.

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Started off GREAT, ended a little too weird for me.

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Meh.

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not a fan

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Way more psychedelic Vietnam war apocalypse now vibes compared to LA Woman. The End and Light My Fire are obvious classics but Alabama Song is straight up creepy

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Soy un poco ambivalente con este disco. Por un lado, hay rolas que sí me gustan aunque están muy choteadas (Break On Through y Laimaifaier) y por otro lado está el parto llamado The End… No sé cómo les dieron permiso de poner eso en un disco.

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Una de las bandas con las que crecí escuchando en casa, mucho power en el inicio con break on through pero se nota como se les fue trepando el trip y terminan haciendo cosas incomprensibles como Alabama song y the end. mucho blues y eso me gusta

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Si me late pero depende el humor. Hoy hace hueva y me lo vo'a saltar a la mitad.

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I'm getting worried that this list is going to disproportionately consist of boomer rock. This album was solid.

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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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Classic tracks but overall not my cup of tea

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Never listened to the full album, couple of classics here. Discovered them when the biographical film was released in 1991 (I was 15 years old at this time). Top track: Light My Fire

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Extraña la combinación de canciones tan pequeñas (2:15, 2:26) con otras tan largas (7:10, 11:43) Tracks: Break on Through, Take it as it comes y ps sí, Light my fire Avoid: Alabahama (whiskey song), The end.

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I know this is seemingly blasphemous to some people, but I never got into The Doors. That Being said, this album is great for what it has done for the course of music, and its many genres. I want to give it a 4, but its my personal rating, so suck it!

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Le daría 2, le pongo 3 nada más por aceptar que musicalmente fue muy relevante e influenció bastante. Es un disco que me gusto mucho... hace 25 años. Hoy en día casi no lo soporto. Dicen que los poetas sin talento se pueden hacer compositores grandes y Morrison es el ejemplo perfecto. Lo mejor de todo el disco sigue siendo la canción favorita de Ber... The End (porque la oigo y quiero salir del pantano de una jungla con mi cuchillo listo a ir por el Coronel Kurtz).

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3* good start gets boring

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Honestly I was expected more from this album, still a good listen it just suffered from high expectations for me.

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Un clásico pero nunca me ha enganchado

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1967, Rock, starke 3

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Don't have the stomach for Jim anymore I must be getting old. This band is so good I see that but his whole...cloud or vibe or whatever...ugh

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Para calificar un álbum siempre imagino con cuantas canciones la gente se prendería en un concierto sin ayuda de drogas fuertes... este disco tiene menos de la mitad. Bueno para tenerlo de fondo, aunque repetitivo.

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Not a bad album honestly. Not my style of music, but not bad music if that makes sense. Really nice drumming on most of the songs. Hopefully will listen again.

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It’s alright

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un poco coñazo segun van pasando los temas

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Little Mark with a C with his flowing hair.

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I like the hits on here, and this is probably my favorite Doors album, but I'm not the biggest fan. This is the 3rd Doors album on this list and I kinda hope it's the last.

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Great sound….

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Classic, aber nicht ganz meins.

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Obviously synonymous with Apocalypse Now due to 'the end' but the whole album shares that same sound of annilhation thanks to Morrison's wild vocals and the whirling arrangements of various electric instruments.

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Favourite Song: Light My Fire

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Some absolute classics there

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Pretty much what I expected. Solid. Unique. And not my thing.

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Cool but not my style, gave it a chance though...

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One of the stand out examples of the time. Free ranging experimentation.

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The Doors debut album is widely regarded as the best debut album. The album sound is mostly rock, but mixed in it is jazz, blues, pop, classical, and r&b. 'Light My Fire' may be the most popular song on the album, and the band even remixed it for a radio edit because it was so highly requested. In conclusion, this album is a classic piece of rock history and might be the best debut album from any group of musicians.

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3/5

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Opening so soon after another of their creations this doesn't pack the punch it once may have.

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Good, but not great. Certainly as a first album, its a statement, but I'm prefer their later sound, specifically on LA Woman

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Couple of good ones on here

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Reminds me a bit of Blank Generation. Does punk have roots here? Feels like safe psychedelic. Not very remarkable on my end, but still an enjoyable listen.

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Rockin album, I think I'd appreciate it more if I heard it for the first time in 1967, the grooves and overall energy is very infections and would be killer to see in concert, but lyrics are repetitive in some spots and overall not that enthused, favs - Break on Through (To the Other Side), Light My Fire

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I get The Doors were a big deal. I get they influenced a whole lot of people in their day and since. But I don't know if I can ever be so under the influence of either drugs or alcohol to make their music not be boring as hell. The organ is too fucking loud on every song. I'll round up the score to the next star for the Oedipus Complex part in the final song.

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3/11 songs added Favourite songs: Break on through Alabama song End of the night

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More style than substance on the Doors debut here. Some good tracks and great singles but a bit meandering for my tastes.

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Classic rock.

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That Byrds album came out the same year and this is massively more interesting. However, I could probably take or leave a fair number of the tracks. The End is an iconic and great track - Is it enough for me to buy the album? I think so but I probably wouldn't splash out too much

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Some great songs. Some not so great haha

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OK

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Solid classic rock album both contemplative and riff-filled. Some dynamic contrast could have livened things up a bit but good compositions nonetheless

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First time listening through all of a Doors album and it was a decent listening. I really liked the instrumental breaks and the loose feel of the longer songs and Break on through was a great song but was tempted to skip some of the album.

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Great start and strong finish with The End, the middle was all over the place for me.

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Enjoyed listened to it properly for the first time and the journey of the highs and lows (some a bit too depressing!) of the album as a whole. Good melodies. Didn't like the plinky plonky electric keyboard. Great guitar solos.

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Liked the sound, but wasn't a huge fan of the lyrical styling

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God, I totally don't know what to do with the Doors... Morrison is a total pretentious prat and not nearly as deep as he pretends, the band are a glorified lounge act... and yet, and yet, THIS record is surprisingly listenable. Most songs are 3 minutes or under, not enough time to outstay their welcome, and the tunes are catchy, the band can swing a little bit and their dynamic interplay is not too bad. The lyrics are not TOO dumb (for the most part). Light my fire and The End have a tendency to drag on a bit. I really want to hate the doors, but this album is kinda fun. I can forgive the band for this record. (Footnote: Alfie did point out that the opening of Soul Kitchen sounds a lot like Walking on the Sun by Smashmouth. Just sayin')

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This is a solid album but I found myself annoyed at some of the sounds.

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Sin dejar de tener cosas interesantes, está un poco sobrevalorado.

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song 1 - turned a bit shit after 20 seconds; not my style, not promising at all 2/10 sould kitchen - trippy, had good start and was pretty good through out 7/10 the crystal ships - pretty nice, chill sound 8.5/10 20th century fox - meh, not the best 4/10 alabama song (whiskey bar) - like its playful sing songyness probably my fav song here 8.5/10 light my fire --pretty nice to be honest would casually listen 6.5/10 just realised it is 7mins long, turns good at like 3:30 7/10 back door man --rowdy song, would listen when I'm drinking straight vodka from the bottle walking in the middle of the street, feeling lonely and angry 6.5/10 i looked at you - pretty nice. starting to feel the repetitiveness 6/10 end of the night - truly a song to be listened to in the middle of the night in my kitchen bright lit with flourescent yellow lights. drunk. not knowing what to feel. love how its so slow. like my brain at these times 8/10 take it as it comes - a banger to dance to, got me dancing right now 8.5/10 the end - eleven fucking minutes ?? ok- pretty bland. would not listen again 3/10 overall: 6.5/10 an ok album with a few nice songs. would not listen to the whole thing again but the few songs i like would deffo feature in many of my playlists.

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Scores on the Doors: 3⭐️

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Decent classics, has some lengths

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Just a whole lot of meh here. Didn't love or hate any of the tracks. Liked Light my fire (fave track), but not in love with any of them. Mildly forgettable album for me, I don't know what it is. Just made me wish I were listening to the Kinks or the Beatles.

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72. The Doors - The Doors 11 tracks. I love singing/mumbling along to this album. I don't know any of the words & I certainly have no idea which track they belong to or in which order, but does it really matter? There's even guitar solo's for some severe #BaseFace 3/5

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This exceeded my expectations. I had always heard that the Doors are one of the most overrated bands of all time. However, I quite enjoyed this. Maybe still overrated, but perfectly decent. 3.5/5.

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It just swept through my ears like a breeze...

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I liked this better than the other The Doors album that I listened to (L.A. Woman). But still It feels somewhat stale I don't know if it's just me not liking the style or if its something else. But I will say that "The End" is a really cool song, but not enough to make it a great album for me. Overall it did not grip me and engage me in the sound. Rating: 7/10

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3.0 - It’s The Doors, playing The Doors songs.

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LA Woman or bust

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I like the way he rhymes "friend" with "end" and "fire" with "fire."

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Turns out I don’t don’t hate the Doors music, just Jim M. A Doors instrumental album would be top notch.

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Played this to death in my late teens, then moved on. Musically it’s great, lyrically I just don’t quite get it anymore, perhaps a little too metaphorical for me now!

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I wasn't the biggest fan of this one. Wasn't bad or anything, I just didn't really dig it. I'm just not a huge fan of the electric keyboard sound, sad to say. Not to say it never worked for me, just not super often.

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Show me the way to the next whiskyyy barrr. Oh don't ask whyyyy 3.5/5

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3.5/5 - This is better than the first doors album!

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Ett helt ok album. Jim Morrison sjunger bra nog för att rädda flera annars ganska tråkiga låtar, men Light my fire är den enda jag känner att jag vill gå tillbaka till. Dänga!

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Toppen, klassisk proggig rock. Innehåller några panglåtar och ger en bra sammanfattning av The Doors. Inte jättemycket att klaga på förutom att det kanske är någon låt som skulle kunna petas utan allt för stor förlust

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3 for deserving to be on the list. Was never a fan of the heavy keyboards.

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Jim Morrison’s voice was so unusual and haunting, it always makes me sad that he died young and we couldn’t see where he would go. Not my favorite album but I love the use of keyboard in their music.

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I don't care for The Doors all that much, but this is a solid album.

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Morrison is a charismatic front-man, and this album has some really quality psych rock. I think this is a bit inconsistent or at least not as appealing as some of the other psych being done at the time but the doors had a really wild yet refined style to them. The singles pop out here, even the ones i didn't know were singles, and the rest kind of fall by the wayside. Not that they're bad songs or anything but from the opener to light my fire to the closer the famous songs really cast a show.

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3.5

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What? No riders on the storm? Solid first album. It has sure made waves through time.

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Organ player is great, I'd argue he defines The Doors just as much as Jim Morrison does. Never was really a big fan of The Doors Favorite Song - Soul Kitchen

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Best use of an organ since Johnny Holmes

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not the end, but The End of the beginning

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Didn’t really light my fire.

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Histórico, com praticamente todos os hits. Só que pra mim o teclado é excessivo

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Meh

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These guys were crazy. Some drugged out psychedelia to the extreme.

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This is pretty cool

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60’s noodling. How did they ever get so much clout?

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Hefði verið fjórar hefði ég ekki svona svakalegt ofnæmi fyrir Viskílaginu. Annars mjög nett hlustun á hljómsveit sem ég hef ekki hlustað á mjög lengi.

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eh

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Somewhat boring and repetitive. They do a good job at creating a certain mood and I can see why people like them. The keyboard solo in "Light My Fire" is hot garbage.

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Onhan tämäkin klassikko mut en kyllä koskaan oo juurikaan välittänyt Doorsista. Crystal Ship on ihan hyvä biisi ja Light My Fire meemikäs, joten annetaan nyt 3/5

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Boringly familiar

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I quite like the first song, the rest of it got on my tits

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Here's another album that I never really got into. It's got some interesting grooves, and the lyrics are pretty interesting as well, but it's a bit too trippy for my taste. I'm not feeling very generous today either, so 2 stars.

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It was ok. Light my fire was the best song. A lot of it dragged and was repetative⁸

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Doesn't really do anything for me!

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A couple of very good songs, but haven't carried through the years.

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

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2.5. I do really like some of the tracks, I use to love 'break on through' as a kid. But the album as a whole has so many forgettable tracks between the popular ones. And even the famous ones drag on and on with winding aimless solos for 7+ minutes

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Not a big fan. I have liked the singles, but they're much more polished. Ry said it best: Jim Morrison ate quaaludes like they were lucky charms and drank heroin from a fire hose.

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Has a few recognizable songs on it. Not sure I would listen to it on my own. Very 60s stuff

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Meh

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I know that this is not a popular opinion, but man, I can't do this. It's just straight 60s with very little anything to it. As much as I've heard a few of the songs over and over, it's not something I like listening to overall.

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They never were my cup of tea.

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Wasn't a fan in high school, not a fan forty years later. Difficult to stay awake while listening. Light My Fire doesn't warrant the length of the song. Are people really fans of the group, or fans of being a fan?

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I know I should like it more and give it all the stars it deserves. It's the effing Doors. Everyone knows thm and respects them. But, to be honest, it all sounds the same and the recording quality is underwhelming. Even for their time. I could not see myself enjoying it a bit. 2 Stars

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Break on through and Light My Fire get a star each. Rest of it is very average. Maybe you needed to be there.

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The occasional catchy riff hidden behind a tidal wave of self importance from Jim. It's like Morrissey and the Smiths only 10x worse

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The older I get, the more I dislike this album

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We be of the most overrated albums and bands of all time. 2 or 3 good songs, the rest sounds like Smashmouth before Smashmouth.

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The thing about The Doors that I have always struggled with is the noodling. When there’s a mix between 3 minute pop songs and 10 minute wig outs it all seems a little unbalanced. I love a keyboard but less a fan of a keyboard solo! Has its moments but overall not my thing

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Not awful but there really wasn’t anything on this for me. Not sure I’d press play on any of these songs again. Barely escaped a 1 star rating.

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I always feel like I should like The Doors but I just can't get into them. It wasn't bad but just isn't for me.

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Sorry Jim, that organ gets boring quickly

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HÆTTU AÐ GEFA MER 60s OG/EÐA 70s ROCK IM GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF THIS BULL SHIT!!!!!!!!

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What an overrated album. Though "The End" kinda slaps. 2

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2.5

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Mentally I can’t get past the connotation of the Doors with every neo-hippie in my life. 1994 Ravenswood, WV and everyone else is discovering psychedelic music and pot. I’m into the music but not the pot. Every song seems about 2x long as it should be and repeats itself endlessly. There’s a cult of personality around the dead members of the great bands but nobody cares that the other musicians’ post-death of the lionized martyr art sucked. Anyways. It’s fine.

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Tried. Still the most overrated band of the 60s

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Shut up. JFC.

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Ikkje superfan, noen gode sanger, mange litt kjedelige. Helt greit 2.5/5

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I've had enough of Jim Morrison for a lifetime

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Someone called The Doors circus music and it’s spot on. Jim Morrison might be a brilliant lyricist - I don’t know because I’ll too bored.

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Ett riktigt pissalbum. Alla låtar låter likadant och tråkigt.

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no

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Dumb and bad and dumb.

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Gem!

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Sounds alt for sure, lyrics don't come through easily. Lots of guitar blocking and a kind of driving ticky percussion. Kind of droning and drifting along in the middle of the album. A little too abstract or lacking strong melody for me.

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