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Morrison Hotel

The Doors

1970

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Morrison Hotel

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3.62

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5

Loved it. Never listened to an entire Doors album. This is down to my assumption that they were pretty depressing to listen. I’ve been missing out though. It had everything, and Maggie Magill the last song was sensational

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5

Amazing album. Loved it from front to back. Lots of good blues stuff with killer keyboards

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Clean, loud, stereoscopic. Great.

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5

Such a weird, yet cool blend of blues and psychedelic rock. Normally this isn’t something I’d like but The Doors just pull it off so we’ll. I especially love “Waiting for the Sun”. Such a cool groove to it.

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5

Bluesy with some funky undertones and the classic Jim scatting riffs.

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5

All doors is great!

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5

great album, pretty much all the songs are good, worthy of my 5 stars.

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5

Love The Doors, really had a good time listening to this again

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5

Awesome

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5

A classic!

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don't like the style

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Man I hate The Doors

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5

excelente, peace frog é minha musica favorita deles

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5

awesome

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5

Descomunal

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5

The Doors es una bandota que por alguna razón la evadí inconscientemente mucho tiempo y quizá me arrepiento un poco, pero no cuando puedo emocionarme por primera vez. Gran disco. Todo se oye lo más rockero. Mis preferidas: "Waiting for the Sun", "Ship of Fools", "Indian Summer" y "Roadhouse Blues", que sí conocía, rolón. 10/10

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5

Historia de la musica

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5

Sublime

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5

Great album.

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5

one of The Doors better albums. I thoroughly enjoyed it and give it seven deadly baths

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5

Grandísimo disco. 45 estrellas.

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Imprescindible

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5

Love this album, one of their best. Land Ho! is a great song.

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5

Loved it, already loved it

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love love love love

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5

All doors albums are absolutely legendary

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So GOOD!

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5

Excellent

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5

Such a great album, one of my all time favorites.

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Awesome

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sick

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Rock

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5

This is probably my favorite Doors album. Incredible return to form after the Soft Parade, which is my least favorite Doors album. Everything about this album is great. 5 stars.

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This is why people like the doors.

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5

What Tom said

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5

Просто Моррисон. Прекрасен

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5

Can’t believe I hadn’t listened to this yet. Love the doors

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5

Phonetically fantastic, a classic

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5

Moody, smooth, dark but not depressed.

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5

POKER TIME

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5

Amazing!

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5

one of the best Doors albums

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5

Classic Doors. Very enjoyable. Could be in regular rotation

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5

One of their best end-to-end listens, maybe second only to their debut.

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5

One of the best bands from the rock history.

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5

One of the best blues albums I've come across. Not a bad song on there but special mention to Peace Frog and Queen of the Highway (obviously).

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The Doors are absolutely LEGENDARY and this album is no exception. Jim was an enigma and blessing in one.

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5

Probably the best their album

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5

From one Jim to another, great work Jim

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I'm 30 albums into this project and this is the first to come up that I actually own. And love. I had Jim Morrison on my dorm room wall -- you know that poster. The last album served me by the generator was by Living Color, which rocks but is let down by the lyrics, which remain relevant and are presumably heartfelt, but they aren't poetry. Morrison Hotel, on the other hand, is the whole package. Roadhouse Blues is a strong opener, very bluesy Doors-y with the music supporting/echoing/riffing on the sung melody, with some classic Morrison flourishes and lyrics like "The future's uncertain and the end is always near". Waiting for the Sun paints a darker picture, I think, and gives us the uber Doors line "This is the strangest life I've ever known." You Make Me Real is back to a rockin' good time love song, but then Peace Frog gives us the unsettling imagery of "Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding / Ghosts crowd the young child's eggshell mind." Even the (slightly) weaker tracks towards the end Queen of the Highway and Maggie M'Gill are like snuggling up in a thick velvet blanket, although admittedly one made of scotch and sex. TL;DR: This album is a journey. I was born in the wrong time and place and introduced to The Doors at the wrong age to have any genuine perspective on this music. This album mother's milk to me.

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5

A classic.

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5

Amazing group, amazing album. I wish I could give it ten stars.

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I love the doors; soulful, bluesy, groovy! Much derided, but extremely unfairly!

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Hey, one I already own! There's a rockin' start to this album with 'Roadhouse Blues'. The album keeps it up mostly, though it stalls at times when it gets slower and more contemplative. Overall, however, the album comes together as a cohesive vision, which I really appreciate. So many albums feel fragmented and broken apart from song to song, but this one maintains a steadiness throughout that makes it an engaging listen from beginning to end. I also really like that it doesn't linger longer than it needs to. It's a little bit of a shorter album than some of the other's on here, and I can appreciate getting in, making your point, and getting out.

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5

Top album. The Doors at their peak

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Kolejne Doorsy na liscie, jesli pamiec mnie nie myli bedzie to juz ich trzeci album, kolejna klasyczna pozycja ich dyskografii, czyli Morrison Hotel z 1970, chronologicznie piaty krazek, wydane po mocno srednim soft parade, ktory swoja eksperymentalnoscia brzmial tak jak polowa muzyki wydawana w tamtym okresie, Morrison Hotel byl powrotem do tego co Doorsy robily najlepiej czyli granie hardego rokowego bluesa, mniej tu psychodelciznosci z pierwszych materialow, a za to wiecej klimatycznego zawodzenia w akompaniamencie ktory nigdy sie nie nudzi, wiec przede wszystkim Manzarekowe klawisze, Kriegera gitara i Densmorowe drumsy, do tego goscinny bas od Raya Neapolitankiego, co do samych wokali Morrisonowych, to plyta powstawala w ciezkim okresie dla frontmena bandy, co slychac zarowno w glosie jak i w kontencie lirycznym albumu, bo sporo jest tutaj materialu z starszych nagran, najbardziej rzucajacym sie w oczy jest pojawienie sie kawalka waitining for the sun, ktory byl pisany na plyte o tym samym tytule, ale nie znalazl na niej dla siebie miejsca, a dostal drugie zycie tutaj, podobnie z peace frogiem czy indian summer, ale jak to bywa odpadki po poprzednich sesjach staja sie glownym daniem nastepnych, tak jest rowniez w tym wypadku, bo hajlajtowymi momentami plyty sa dla mnie wlasnie te dwa pierwsze wspomniane utwory, pewnie przemawia przeze mnie fangejowosc doorsowa, ale ciezko doszukac mi sie czegos co by mi nie pasowalo w tym 37 minutowym krazku, nagranym zgrabnie i dosc szybko, ale prosto i autentycznie, juz tyle odtworzen nabitych na last fmie, choc nadal nie jest to najbardziej osluchany album z dyskografii zespolu, dopiero teraz przy systematycznym sluchaniu nowych plyt czlowiek jest w stanie docenic prawdziwe perelki, nie ma jeszcze polowy listy, a juz pojawilo sie to co obstawialem, ze bedzie doorsowego, teraz tylko czekac na pozytywne zaskoczenie gdy pojawia sie kolejne dwie pozycje

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This was released one day before my anniversary! (22 years before I was born.)

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5

Not one of my favorite Doors albums but honestly The Doors were my first favorite band as a teen, and it still sounds as great to me two decades later.

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5

Fabulous solid 5 album. Loves me a bit of dirty rock & roll blues.

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THE DOORS! YES THAT INTRO!

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7/10 FT: Queen of the highway

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I've yet to hear a perfect Doors album, but they're clearly a band that has the ability to pull one off. The moment that convinces me of that fact in Morrison Hotel is the build-into-change in the middle of Waiting for the Sun. The rest of the A-side immediately appeals as well, while the backside is sparser in its spots of beauty. Powerful closer, though. I'm not sure if my feelings about The Doors make me too hard or too easy on them. The day I can rock out to an entire LP without thinking is when I'll know for sure.

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Say what you will about Morrison being a bit pretentious, he and the other fine gentlemen of The Doors knew how to write a song. Fantastic blues rock with a very energetic performance. Two songs ("Indian Summer", "Queen of the Highway") feel superfluous. Favorite tracks: "Roadhouse Blues", "Peace Frog", "The Spy", "Maggie M'Gill"

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Enjoyed the bluesy nature

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Okay, I went into this album expecting to dislike it because of my general disdain for Jim Morrison. Honestly, I thought it was a pretty fun album. Morrison's attempts at poetry bog it down at times, but the music is great throughout. 4/5

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Very good album with some classics

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Really enjoyed this. My jam.

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Good old classic rockin blues

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This is right up my alley. Love it! I haven't really heard much of this album before, so it's like getting new Doors material. It's actually not that Doors'ey, they're very simple songs, bluesy stuff. Yes, love it.

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Bestial

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Not bad but really not a genre for me.

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You’re only supposed to blow the bloody Doors off!

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4

The Doors are good. This album was okay

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The doors go bluesy. Didn’t realise how much I like the doors as I scarred myself as a child by listening to some of Jim Morrison’s drug fuelled poetry and therefore avoiding their music aside from the well known tracks. Enjoyable to hear again

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Finally one I already know really well.

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Pretty darn good.

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First real listen to The Doors outside of House of the Rising Sun. I love their dirty, raw, bluesy rock. I get why they got so famous! I enjoyed the raw outtakes at the end of the 40th anniversary version of this album. The Frog song stood out the most to me, and I think Side A is stronger overall than Side B.

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There’s no holier storm like Morrison, piano, guitar, and harmonica. A bit more honky tonk than I expected

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The Doors have not weathered as well as one might have expected. It will be interesting to see if Nirvana suffers the same "fall from grace." With that said, this is their 2nd best, after their eponymous debut. "Peace Frog," alone makes this a solid 4.

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Cool

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good!!!!

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This album fucking rules and will always rule.

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roadhouse blues, magic mac gill, queen of the hadway

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Surprisingly Western, Definitely "Heroin-Feel"

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Chido... supongo que he escuchado mejores de Las Puertas. Un disco divertido como eram de esperarse de estas banda, mis favs fueron Peace Frog que tiene un final super ritmico, super funky y Maggie M'Gill que suena sensualona. Mood: Esperando al sol contra la depresión tropical

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Solid, nice n bluesy at the extremities with rock n roll center. Favorite was probably You Make Me Real, followed by Peace Frog (but what a title!)

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Again a sound all of their own, a little too experimental to be a 5 though

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Roadhouse blues

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Hadn’t listen to this in years. Wasn’t one that I thought of as being up there amongst their best when comparing to the first 3 albums but really enjoyed it. Peace Frog a stand out but almost rate the more bluesy standards such as road house and I’m a spy

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Loved the bluesy feel on that first track. The staccato piano was refreshing and a fantastic opener. Same with ‘You Make Me Real’, guitar was brilliant on this one. Stand out for me was Peace Frog. Reminded me of The Charlatans with that crazy back beat. Very ‘Mad’chester, right up my street. Blue Sunday was also a welcomed calm before jittery Ship of Fools. Overall, really happy with this, tough to rate properly with a quick listen but I’ll go with a solid 4/5.

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Peace frog is the standout, some good bluesy jams, complicated songs too

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Wonderful.

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More variety than I was expecting, I quite enjoyed it all.

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Like the previous Doors album from this list it's simply a very good album. Not much more to say - just good music.

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All american music. Vielleicht nur nach den letzten Alben aber viel eingängiger als erwartet

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Наконец-то альбом, что я слушал до этого. Он даже на плеере имеется в составе дискографии The Doors. Впрочем, не относится к любимым: для меня после 2 первых и до L.A. Woman альбомы The Doors сливаются в какую-то единую аморфную кашу, которую я употребляю лишь при прослушивании дискографии от корки до корки. Употребляю, однако, не без удовольствия. Ныне прослушал 3 раза. Всё равно альбом не обрёл для меня лица. На следующий день уже без подсказки и не помню, что там за треки были. Кроме Waiting for the Sun, но этот трек я помню из-за того, что за 2 года до Morrison Hotel у The Doors был альбом Waiting for the Sun, где трека этого не было. Подобная бестактность обескураживает. На памяти аналогичным примером предстаёт дискография Queen, где спустя годы после альбома Sheer Heart Attack на альбоме News of the World выходит трек Sheer Heart Attack. У нормальных пацанов всё логичнее: группа Iron Maiden - альбом Iron Maiden - трек Iron Maiden, группа Black Sabbath - альбом Black Sabbath - трек Black Sabbath. Вот за такое уважаем. Да и за Morrison Hotel как альбом тоже The Doors уважаем, но меньше.

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Gutes Album! Wenn auch ohne die großen Hits

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Love some of the songs on this album. Some are arduous.

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I like all of the songs on this album. I actually really like Jim Morrison's voice, it's very mysterious sounding and I think that's what draws me in to this band. Plus, I love the organ sound that they often used.

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Pretty classic

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Blues-rock

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I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer. Mostly great album, has all the things I like about The Doors and only a bit of what I hate. Why they followed the stellar “Land Ho!” with the meandering “The Spy” is beyond me, but otherwise it’s pretty solid.

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Not my favorite Doors album, but with Roadhouse Blues, Waiting for the Sun, Queen of the Highway, and Peace Frog, this is still a very strong album. As always, Ray Manzarek's keyboard work is incredible. I'm also a fan of Robbie Krieger's guitar work.

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Constantly surprising and interesting - low key weird as hell, in a good way. Waiting for the Sun is a great track

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Everything there is to say about this album has already been said. Diverse and utterly compelling.

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Another fantastic album by The Doors. After their failure of Soft Parade, they returned to their initial sound, relying on psychedelic sound and poetic lyrics. This time many songs demonstrate a shift toward blues right that would be fully explored in LA Woman. "Peace Frogs" is a favorite of mine, but many of the tracks are great in their own ways. Some can be considered weaker until you listen to the fitting lyrics. Probably my 3rd favorite Doors album, maybe tied with Strange Days.

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4

Feels surprisingly modern for many songs, great vibes

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good listen

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The Doors are great sometimes or, for me at other times, they can be a miss. Personally, never liked "Light my Fire," but always loved "L.A. Woman." This album has a lot of blues elements, and it falls into the great Doors category.

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There's quite a mix of moods on this LP. The bluesy feel of Roadhouse, Maggie M’Gill, the funky protest Peace Frog, up against ballads and more run of the mill, 60s Doors songs. I think their following album was more consistent, but it doesn’t have the line "woke up this morning and got myself a beer". Could this sound be a little over the hill for its time? Spotify seemed to be implying that when it queued up The Stooges "Be your Dog" after this LP finished - something that came out a year earlier in 69!!!

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My vinyl of this bad boy was chewed up to shreds. I searched high and low for it. The continual snap-crackle-pop made it difficult to listen to and I expect I may have sent it off to heaven a decade or so ago. This much wear and tear on an album is a badge of honour. Sure Roadhouse Blues and Peace Frog are insane but the song with the second lowest number of listens by Spotify's count is Ship of Fools which is also an amazing song. This album is raw and sounds like it was made to play live. Since I'm a big Doors fan, I need to reign in my "5s for all y'all" instinct. By way of comparison, while I quite like the line "When I was back there in seminary school . . . " on The Soft Parade, Morrison Hotel is superior by a long shot. But it just isn't in the same league as their first album.

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All hail the Lizard King!!!!!!!!!!!

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Loved it.

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8/10

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good but not great, some of the tunes are filler, but the good tunes (roadhouse blues, you make me real and peace frog) are really well made and stand the test of time. 7/10

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love it.

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i love the rhythm and experimentation with tempo on this record, it has such a good first half too. Blue Sunday is my fav track but will 100% need to listen to this more.

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Cool mash of blues and psych rock

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Ah, a test of my Doors fandom. Aside from the self-titled, I think I have only listened to some greatest hits albums prior to this. This is a solid album too. It includes some of the recognizable for hits for me, like Waiting for the Sun and Peace Frog. A bit more blues influence in this one, which isn't bad, though maybe less interesting to me than the psychedelics. Not as memorable as the self-titled, but a great and enjoyable album nonetheless. Favorite tracks: Waiting for the Sun, Peace Frog, Ship of Fools, Blue Sunday. Album art: Another fantastic one from the Doors. Not just a band photo, but the band posing like a shot from some wicked '70s thriller. Once again, Jim Morrison's narcissism on full display, which is hilarious. Bright white shirt, smolder, and you just know he picked the spot for the name. 4/5

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Doors sliding spectacularly into blues.

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Not the doors best but still some classic tunes on here

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It’s hard to top the doors

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return to form

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old school cool white people blues

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This is the 100th album I’ve been served by the wonderful 1001 project (big thank you!). To celebrate this, here is my first review. For sure it will make some people happy. Apart from a few songs, the Doors were actually unknown territory for me. I was prepared for some tedious stuff but this turned out to be a lovely collection of bluesy tunes. If I need to pick a favourite, it is 'Waiting for the Sun'. A quite enjoyable album for the Sunday afternoon indeed. Ok, it’s not anywhere near the level of ‘Siamese Dream’, but man what a relief after yesterday’s unlistenable ‘A Wizard/A True Star’!

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Classic

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Listening to this, I hear where a lot of more contemporary bands got their sound; while some tracks seem to meander, the album is strong overall and certainly reminiscent of its time.

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Really nice, bluesy and synthy

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The Doors invite us all to "Morrison Hotel", getting down to brass tacks with dirty blues, sleazy rock and roll and some spectacular songwriting. I've been a casual Doors fan for many years, but have never gone far beyond their self-titled debut, a masterclass in pseudo-intellectual psych. As far as this album, I'd only heard "Roadhouse Blues" a couple of times and didn't realise the ride I was in for. The first thing that hit me was how rip-roaringly tight the band are. "Morrison Hotel" showcases The Doors at their most primal, with Morrison's philosophising toned down and the amps dialled up. Robby Krieger's guitar is searing throughout, and there's really strong interplay between the band- it feels leaner, more developed from their Manzarek/organ-dominated early sound. "Roadhouse Blues" is a raunchy, twisted take on a familiar blues, with the doors blown off and a smoke bomb thrown in. Straight afterwards, "Waiting for the Sun" treats us to a psychedelic assault of fuzzed out bass, with a thick and crunchy sound and a powerful climactic bridge. "Ship of Fools" is the most riotous, swinging apocalypse I could ever hope to be part of, but "Peace Frog" is the real standout for me: boasting a palpable crossover funk flavour, with a classic bit of Jim Morrison poetry seeping in the middle. It had a stronger groove than any other Doors track I've heard, and a killer bassline carrying it for an exhilarating three minutes. Crucially, it's not all rockers here: the band's sensitive side comes out in the understated, plaintive "Blue Sunday". Meanwhile, "Indian Summer" is a gorgeous exercise in restraint, structured almost entirely around one chord until it shifts towards mantra territory. Some may argue this album isn't as innovative or groundbreaking as the band's earlier material: there are no 11 minute odysseys, no Oedipal howls, no spoken word poetry recitals. But in the same way those trademarks can feel stagey and hokey, here the Doors are more grounded, tied to the physical. It's not as though the lyrics are lacking: the doom-laden content of "Peace Frog" and "Ship of Fools" show the band haven't abandoned Morrison's knack for poetry or voicing some of the anxieties of his generation. Altogether, it makes for a dynamic listen which - at its best - is The Doors firing on all cylinders. It lags at times: "The Spy" is a meandering and "Maggie M'Gill" is a poor way to end, but there are so many great songs here and I was surprised by the quality of the material across the rest of the record. Definitely worth a listen for anyone getting into The Doors!

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I did enjoy this but I feel as if it's something I need to be in a specific mood for. It has that 60s rock sound to a T. I can see how this would be great to listen to while smoking some weed. I just can't see it being something I put on every single time I'm in the car. But for a specific mood or vibe, it's great.

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4

A nice listen.

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4

Great album....

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Люблю этих ребят.

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Best Song: Waiting for the Sun. Maggie M'Gill. Psychedelic, with moments where Morrison lets loose. Worst Song: Land Ho. The whole song sounds restrained. Overall: Bluesy, with a sort of drugged and drunken swagger. Is at its best when Jim Morrison is wild and uninhibited, and at its worst when he tries scatting.

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4/5, blues rock? gimme that.

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My knowledge of The Doors is embarrassingly poor, but this seems like a step away from psych-rock and towards noodley blues.

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Niet de grote hits, maar wel een goed album

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As with all Doors albums the heady mix of filthy blues, psychedelia and that great voice and disturbed lyrics creates a great music.

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4

Classic Morrison

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Good

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Starts out Bluesy with, well, Roadhouse Blues - this is the Doors at their best for me. Steady rhythm with commanding vocals and big time harmonica. After roadhouse it dabbles with a few styles and recording effects including old time keys/organ and distortion. Highlights RH Blues, Peace Frog, Maggie MGill. Not as tight as LA woman but still a great listen altogether.

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There’s a Kids in the Hall sketch where a deranged record store owner tells Kevin McDonald’s character that he won’t know the Doors until he goes on a three week bender, listening to nothing but Morrison Hotel until he finds himself behind the wheel of a stolen car driving into the middle of the desert. I don’t know the Doors THAT well, but I have enjoyed listening to Morrison Hotel.

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Roadhouse blues is a vibe! love this album so far

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Iconic

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classic rock and roll!

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4

Geniaal album, blijft prachtig. Vooral natuurlijk roadhouse blues

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4

Honestly, that was a mostly okay Doors album. Nothing to hate and it's The Doors so there was a lot to like. Problem is, there wasn't much to LOVE. So it gets four stars instead of five.

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Af hverju er Roadhouse blues vinsælasta lagið? Það er bleh. Friðarfroskurinn og Sólarbiðin eru t.d. mun skemmtilegri. Fín plata, betri en ég taldi að hún yrði, Doors eru verri í minningunni en í raun.

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Another band I never gave a chance to. This is awesome.

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Much much better than the last doors album I had to listen to. It has a couple of classics on here and all of the rest of the songs were really good

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FULL DISCLOSURE! I love The Doors. While this isn’t their best effort Morrison is undeniably the man and the rest of his merry band sound extra crisp thanks to great production.

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4.4 - Another Doors album I slept on because it contained only some of their slightly lesser hits ("Waiting..." and "Roadhouse Blues"). But this is a great record. What this album doesn't have is some of their meandering explorations (e.g. "The End", "L.A. Woman"), instead showcasing tight song structures mostly under 4 minutes. I love the way the freaky "Peace Frog" flows quietly into the gorgeous "Blue Sunday." The mix of songs shows restraint and balance - there are blues-tinged rockers and pretty ballads.

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Great album full of classic songs.

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Very enjoyable to listen to this again!

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I'm a sucker for the doors, this is however not their best album. Still got some huge tunes on it.

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The greatest soundtrack to a movie that does not exist. Barry Adamson is a maestro. Side note, if you are a fan of the classic, first Bad Seeds album, this should appeal

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Classic

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Stomping start but ends with a whimper. Definitely a side 1 side 2 album. Side 2 improves on listening Cover art 4/5

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Enjoyed this

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Maybe I'm just dumb, but I always assumed the doors were more dour and depressing, this shit rocked and was much more up tempo and lively

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4.5

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A great album.

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Great album, loved the mix of psychedelic and blues. Though I think this album just falls short of the masterpiece status of their debut and LA women.

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Syns da va ganske bra egentlig. Gøy med litt synth (orgel?)

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Awesome album. I was disappointed with LA Woman and I’m not sure this record is all that different, but it just struck me as more solid. Jim’s voice is legendary.

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it's not bad but it's got nothing on the album with light my fire etc on it

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It's ok.

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Solid rock album

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Ei parasta tuotantoaan, mut toimi kuitenkin

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Always a challenging listen when you open with your best track...

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Nothing I find myself humming to once I'm done listening, but I can definitely feel the tunes when the album's actually playing. Just not the best from the Doors.

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Ei paska mutta ei varsinaisesti hyväkään

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First time I hear a whole The Doors album and I was not dissapointed, even though the blues weren't really my taste some of the last trackas had that Doors taste

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Too Soft

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I like the Doors. Good old Rock music

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Didn't hold up well.

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Debuten är bättre

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Some funky instrumentals but I still find the vocals annoying. Was going to give a 4 after half listening but a 3 on rehearing it.

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Good stuff, a bit better than the other album

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Not The Doors' best, but a decent album.

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I tried to go into this album without thinking about all the other Doors albums and songs I’ve heard a million times and listen with fresh ears. This album doesn’t have a great single and I don’t think it has a top 15 Doors song. The things that stuck out that I liked were the organ and guitar and synth?? That was a new discovery for me and Manzarek was on the cutting edge with that stuff in 1970. The spooky songs are better than the blues songs and that holds for all of the Doors.

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Ei pääse lähellekään mainion debyyttilevyn tasoa. Biiseistä löytyi muutama tuttu, mutta nämä ei missään nimessä ole omia lemppareitani bändiltä. Aika countrymeininkiä havaittavissa joissakin biiseissä. Ihan hyvä levy mutta tulevaisuudessakin kuuntelen muita Doorsin julkaisuja.

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écouté vaguement

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The more blues-rocky numbers are a bit boring to me, but still cool as fuck.

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Not a huge fan of Blues Rock apparently

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Busy at work. CBA to write a review. It was average to me, with some notable tracks.

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Drugs may be bad, but they sound good. "Peace Frog" intro riff - Nirvana anyone?

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I'd like to check-in

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Pretty standard "Classic Rock"

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i need drugs, like, more drugs.

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1970, Psychedelic rock, blues rock, geht klar, anders als Debütalbum, 5. Album mehr Blues, Debüt war mehr "upbeat", normale 3

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It's alright - it's surprisingly more country than I was expecting. 6/10.

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Meh...

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I thought it was p good :)

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I didn't know any of these songs so the first listen was okay, but the album kind of grew on me on the second run

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Doors-jumittelua ja jamittelua. Ei oikein löytynyt hittibiisejä tai muutakaan innostavaa ja mieleenpainuvaa. Perusvahvaa suorittamista kuitenkin.

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I like the hits from The Doors, and that's about it.

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It's okay, my previous comments on the Doors all still apply

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It has the vibe, but not my favorite from The Doors

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Pretty OK, not my favourite album by them, nothing really memorable, but you can hear the style that is present in their iconic tracks 6/10

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Kind of boring, but not bad

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No bangers, but good

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Pretty dope

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никогда не был дай-хард фэном Дорс, но когда они хороши — они хороши. Другой вопрос, хороши ли они тут? Вероятно скорее да. Альбом не супер интересный, на самом деле, но активное отторжение вызвала только Индийской Лето. Остальное варьируется от «вполне заебись» до «meh» в зависимости от настроя. в моём случае было так: первые четыре песни залетели +- бодро, а потом как отрезало — всё остальное показалось каким-то безыдейным и не запоминающимся вплоть до Королевы Хайвея, где было довольно много забавных гитарных пассажей. Ну и потом снова не особо. В целом — годная работа для фанов Дорз, наверное, но я не слишком прокачался, 3/5.

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ахуенно так-то, прям как будто в стиле джима моррисона, или как-то так 3.8/5

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i didn't hate this at all but prob will never listen again rip jim morrison

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Waiting For The Sun The Spy

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It was fun to revisit the doors, especially the 1st 4 tracks here.

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Borin

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The Doors leaning into a more blues-y sound. It's okay, not my favourite from them. Where are the 10-minute psychedelic epics? Has some great guitar work from Krieger, though. Favourite track: "Waiting for the Sun."

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It’s the Doors. Not crazy about this one but didn’t hate it. Some pretty good instrumentals on this one. Would probably grow on me.

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Good flow from one song to the next. Not my favorite Doors album, but pretty solid.

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Very bluesy but the best songs are the wonky ones which still are bluesy

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Piano heavy bluesy rock. If you're a fan of indie rock, this is the prototypical album.

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It was alright. not my bag baby

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i don't care much for the doors i don't think but this was ok. I remember liking land ho and the spy right now.

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Eh, sort of enjoyed this, but again not wonderfully memorable.

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Classic Doors! TIL that the band had to sneak into the Morrison Hotel to take the picture for the cover art.

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~Roadhouse blues- hard elvis vibes but what can you expect from the 70s, really love the guitar in it, makes me feel like a cowboy villain, saw an angel number while listening to it. ~Waiting for the sun- a lot more chill compared to the first one but still not that slow, can see myself listening to it while watching the sunset on a cliff, love the constant change in tempo. ~You make me real- love the screams and grunts, too much 70s rock n roll for me, makes me wanna wear more red lipstick and cowboy boots. ~Peace frog- the adlibs in the back give it a fun texture, the rhythm is great but i would've loved a bit more heaviness in the guitar especially the solo. ~Blue sunday***- the slowest one yet, my favorite, the perfect song to listen to on a late night drive with a significant other or to be posted on insta with. ~Ship of fools- love the groove of the guitar in this, on the other hand i don't really like his voice texture. ~Land ho!- a more unconventional sea shanty, his style of singing gives me Stefan Hrusca romanian christmas carol vibes mostly at the start. ~The spy*- femme fatale kind of song, really love the rhythim, the piano is just incredibly used. ~Queen of the highway- a bit forgetable after all the other songs, the piano is the best part of it, gives badass 70s grandma vibes in the best way possible ~Indian summer**- even slower than blue sunday, perfect for a summer Rome brunch, superb instrumental. ~Maggie M'Gill- i like that he sings in a more grunty style but i don't know what else he does to change his singing style but it sounds very weird, would've expected a stronger end to the album. OVERALL, i would definitely listen a lot to the songs with a *. The album is for sure very good for the 70s. Not really my type of rock but i can get into it in the right mindset. Open to listening to more from them. <3

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SHAVE OUR TITTIES. I’m not the only one who thinks that when they hear “Save Our City” in Roadhouse Blues, am I? Eh, either way this is the first time I’ve ever listened to this record and it’s more blues rock than psych rock and I wish that was the other way around. Stuff I like (Indian Summer), stuff I don’t, pretty much the usual reaction except now I want to watch Oliver Stone movies and that new Val Kilmer doc.

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Not aging well …

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handful of great songs, handful of good songs, and some ok songs.

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this is fine

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Ive always kinda been unsure of how I feel about The Doors. Some songs ive heard I’ve liked, others I kinda haven’t cared about. This album kinda skews more towards songs I like, but it still doesn’t really grab me a whole lot overall. I think I like their vibe more than I like their actual songs.

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Goed, herkenbaar, maar op een gegeven moment vind ik het wat lijzig worden.

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not bad

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Not actually objectionable.

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The music here is fine, just all a bit same-y

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hmmm

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Though a solid album, it's definitely ranked towards the bottom when compared exclusively with the other Doors albums.

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I am familiar with Van Morrison. I knew a couple of the songs. Overall just alright.

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This was a great album to listen to in the background while working, I loved the guitar twangs, felt a bit like Khruangbin in the best way. Nothing really stood out to me that I wanted to save, however. If the album ever came on, I wouldn't complain, but I won't be looking to listen again either. I just hope these boys were able to get a reservation at the Morrison Hotel, looks like fire sale prices.

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Fond of the Doors…..

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Maybe the doors best

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3.5

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Solid with some good grooves to it, but not life-changing

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I'm always up for a little Peace Frog. It's one of their better albums, hampered as usual by Morrison's descents into self-importance and a certain monotony at times in the music.

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Classic album

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More bluesy/funky than I expected, some pretty good songs but overall probably not an album I'd listen to again as a whole

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Very bluesy. Sounded okay, but not as adventurous as some of their other albums.

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Really like The Doors. This is not my favorite album of theirs. Lots of samey sounding songs. Best track: Roadhouse Blues

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Some good ol’ ramblin’ rock. Songs sound quite similar to each other, but it’s definitely not a bad sound. Just nothing too memorable. 5/10

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Not their best

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roadhouse blues is a banger, way more bluesy than I thought the doors were waiting for the sun is more in line with my image of the doors, with those dragging jim morrison vocals Peace Frog rocks This is just a blues album made in 1970 by white guys so its rock? somewhere between a 3 and a 4. Like, I really enjoyed listening to it, but I don't know that I'll listen to it again

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Try as I might, I can appreciate but cant get into the doors

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6/10

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Some good songs but overall a bit dull.

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Ik heb hier wel van genoten. 3,5 ster.

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Goed te doen.

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Niet hun beste album, maar toch nog steeds erg goed.

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Wat The Doors betreft blijft het mij toch bij de bekende nummers hangen.

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Rock blues

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I am a spyyyy 3.5/5

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Meh

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Is ok

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I haven't liked the Doors more than when I first listened to them, and less and less over time. There wasn't anything I particularly disliked from this album. I didn't feel like listening to any of the songs a second time either. "Roadhouse Blues" was the only song I know I've heard before. I have seen reviews of Peace Frog, but probably haven't heard the whole track before. I'm still a fan of what Ray Manzarek did on the keyboard.

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Hadn't listened to this one before. Pretty good.

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A solid Doors album.

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I'm not sure how well the doors music works on a stereo system. I do have the nigling feeling they were an excellent live band and by contrast their studio recordings often seem a bit, well flat. There are some great tracks on this album like the spacey 'Indian Summer', the groovy 'Peace Frog' and psychedelic tracks like 'Waiting For The Sun' and 'Blue Sunday'. I also really like the rolling groove of 'Land Ho!,' which is probably my favourite on the album. Less successful are the straightforward blues rock tracks like 'Roadhouse Blues' and some of the lyrics make nice poetry but don't really work in a song.

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Excellent album. Standouts: Roadhouse Blues, Waiting for the sun, Blue Sunday, Land Ho!, Peace Frog, Indian Summer.

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Genre: Psychedelic Rock 3/5 The Doors rock, man. But this ain’t the 60s anymore, man, this is the turn of the decade. And they had just dropped, at least by their fans reception, their worst album, The Soft Parade. So, on the heels of that, this must’ve been QUITE the breath of fresh air for fans of The Doors. However, without that context, this comes off as your run-of-the-mills blues rock albums, with touches of the drudge that made them the pioneers of psychedelia that they were. It’s good, though. Loved The Spy, and the first couple of songs are pretty great, but the back half is bland and certainly not their best.

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Fínt blúsrokk.

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3.5

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good music, creative, I enjoyed, but not so good in overall; 3,5 stars

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I'm at a strange position with The Doors. I know they exist, but that's about as far as my knowledge of them goes. I don't know what their music sounds like, I don't know the context of their origins and I sure as hell don't know who their influences were. So really I am going into this album blind. Morrison Hotel sounds like another 70s blues rock album; a sound that's sonically rooted in rhythm and blues, with inflections of psychedelia and soul. It took a while for me to warm up to this album. Opening track Roadhouse Blues was a pretty standard blues (duh) number, while it was in no way technically bad, this writer found little to latch onto. Only when Peace Frog came on, with its jumpy organ and wah-soaked rhythm guitar, did I find myself wanting to continue with this endeavour. Blue Sunday, the track that follows, was a slower number, with the organs taking more of the sonic space here. The album would continue with diverse tempos and moods, rooted deeply in the sound that I have now deemed "my dad's rock and roll". Overall, Morrison Hotel was a slow starter, but patience rewarded this writer, if but modestly. Each band member had a level of competency that was greater than the sum of its part, whether it was the adventurous drums or the steady but tuneful bass, or the guitars and keys playing off each other without drowning the other out. An enjoyable listen over all.

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Liked it more than I thought I would!

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This would have definitely not been my pick for a Doors album to include in this list, but I won't go over this list eccentricities again. It's not like this one is a bad album in any shape or form, it's just that, you know, LA woman, you're my woman

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I like side 1 far more than 2. I enjoy the blues rock songs and particularly funky Peace Frog. Not as overall enjoyable as LA Woman, but not awful.

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For a brief moment in my life, I was pretty into these guys and listened to them quite a bit, including this album. Can't explain why, but fairly quickly I just didn't like it. It's one of those "on paper, it should be a perfect match" situations. I admire each of the musicians very much -- truly excellent at their craft -- and Jim Morrison's voice is understandably admired. I listened to this album today really trying to find in it what once interested me, but it's just kind of 'meh' for me. I did find that I still enjoy "Peace Frog" a lot.

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This one is always difficult for me. I love the Doors and love their catalog (for the most part). Morrison Hotel, in my eyes, is one of their less than stellar albums. It has some highlights and a few low spots. It’s a good listen if you put it on and sit outside on a nice summer day, where you can just get lost in the music.

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good one

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Solid 70’er blues rock, harmonika, klaver

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Rating system (Most of these albums are shoo-in 5-star albums for anyone “into” the genre they represent, my system is trying to avoid all 5-star reviews and break them down to represent my tastes. This is subjective and supposed to be fun, and some of these are snap judgements/hot takes after listening to an album once.): * Why is this even on here/DNF ** Album with artistic merit, but not my jam. Will probably not listen to again without prompting. ***Solid album, would listen to again. Some significant flaws for me to fully enjoy as a “full album.” Most albums will be in this category, as it’s the legit average. ****Almost flawless album, only one misstep in tracklisting or small engineering quibbles. *****Flawless album, one of my favorites, owning is required. Day 3: Third day, and two Doors albums in those 3 days, sigh. Already mentioned my general apathy towards Morrison & co, but here it goes. This album is fine. It’s not filled with as many highs and lows as LA Woman, with a few standouts (the classic Roadhouse Blues opener and the openly Donovan-inspired Peace Frog are two that I really enjoyed). But, I posit this is a better album qua album than its follow-up because it’s snappy, and keeps to its ideas a lot more succinctly than LA Woman. Sure, it’s still doing a lot, the boards run from Hammond to electric piano to pipe organ, but it’s not getting lost in everything that it does. I’m not someone who hates noodling, but I do love a good dirty blues riff, and this delivers on that promise too. Morrison is his dark, brooding, “enigmatic” self, and it works here. He’s developing the sound that he uses in LA Woman, but it feels fresher and more intentional (than drug induced, though it’s likely that as well).

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Has it's moments; not always been a big Doors guy but they are undoubtedly fantastic musicians.

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I once stayed at Morrison Hotel. I murdered a young woman in the bathtub. I'm sorry. I'd had too much to drink. LOL! I didn't really! Gotcha! No, I was completely sober.

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An ok album no bad songs but not many stand out songs the doors have better songs and better albums

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Pas mon meilleur du groupe, mais tout de même un classique.

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Sounded good. Not the best work of the doors.

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Good music but definitely not their strongest works.

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Ok album, still not a huge can of Jim Morrison or the Doors

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The Doors are cool. I never really got into them. It's sloppy drug rock - but it's like the best sloppy drug rock there is maybe, so . . .

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probably should have listened to S-T first, but pretty decent

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The lizard king gets fat and grows a beard and decides he likes the blues again. Best Tracks: Roadhouse Blues, Waiting For The Sun; Peace Frog

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Not my type

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decent blues rock, mainly carried by morrisons voice and classic blues compositions

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huske ingenting fra da, så va sikkert heilt gjennomsnittlig

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Track one - Roadhouse Blues was great, loved the combination of the blues with the Doors sound. Track four - Peace Frog good into guitar rift someone mentioned Nirvana and you can hear a connection. The rest was forgettable.

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eh

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The older I get the less I like the doors. Just silly really. The keyboard annoys me too

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I reckon these guys have better and more adventurous albums than this. Sometimes there were moments when they diverted from the normal blues formula, but this was rare and fleeting. After some research...apparently these guys were the pioneers of edgy, social-outcast, counterculture (which I'm all about). But I think it's partly coz people fancied Jim Morrison and loved that he sang low and about ominous and dark subjects. "Peace Frog" and "Indian Summer" were good, but they're no "Riders on the Storm". They deserve credit but this album in particular is probably not the one for me.

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It was a bit of grind getting through this album, but every so often there was a part of a song that was quite good.

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I don't remember them at all?

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Fairly boring and forgettable. Only saved a bit by a few songs in the middle

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How come he sounds fat? Maybe because I liked the Doors when I was a teenager, they sound childish..?

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хороший альбом но на половине скипнул и включил райдерс он зе сторм 2 часа по кругу рок из 10

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if i never listen to the doors again it will be too soon.

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This really sucks. It has none of the menace or intensity of, say, LA Woman; nor, I would aver, much of the poetry. The rinky-dink music exposes the Doors' failings as a blooz band, and unfortunately when they step away from that template it's to play tiresome Korla Pandit organ. Screw this.

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Eh. Still not a fan of The Doors, but it's fine for what it is, I guess. That background faux-organ music grates on me though.

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Well this album does nothing to change my perception that Rge Doors are the most overrated "great" band from the 60s.Even the one hit is pretty icing to me and no other song does anything to save this very ordinary album. 2 🌟

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An interesting mix of bluesier influences and proto-rock but not enough for an engaging listen

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I really struggled to get through this album, the only thing that excited or interested me was the sign showing that rooms at this hotel were $2.50, which is mind boggling! But for the music, I was totally dis-engaged and it did not resonate with me at all.

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The Doors : not my bag

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Oo, I really don't know The Doors well and have always felt I should. This album is what many people (my dad) would class as "Proper Music" - something I probably don't appreciate enough. Right from the off, Roadhouse Blues sounds like so much fun to play, but I wasn't hugely taken by the rest, tbh. Not so keen when it gets more stoner vibes. Fav new song: Roadhouse Blues

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There's gonna be 4 albums by the Doors on this list...

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Again with The Doors. They're still not my bag in general. And because today is the way that it is, I'm only giving this album 2 stars.

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There are albums that stand the test of time and sound as good now as when they were first released. This is not one of them.

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Meh, ni lo he terminado la verdad

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This was like the other Doors album in that the first song made me think I would like it and then the others proved me wrong

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2.5 / 5 Good, but nothing anything special, Peace Frog is a banger tho.

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“Morrison's gliding vocal presence –arty and self-absorbed though it may be – provides focus.”

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Boring.

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Like most Doors music, I put this album on and kinda forgot it was playing. Idk, it's the doors doing what the doors do. Nothing too offensive, nothing too interesting. Palatable. Just kinda there. If I were around when they were really doing their thing, maybe I'd have a different take on it, but here we are.

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Thought I was gonna like this one because I like a lot of The Doors songs, but this was just very underwhelming. Disappointing.

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The Doors? Jim Morrison? He's a drunken buffoon posing as a poet. - Lester Bangs, Almost Famous

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I know that, for a lot of people, The Doors represent something very important. I wish they could explain that to me someday.

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I listened to a few songs and scanned through the rest. I decided that I prefer my doors on oldies radio in my mom's baby blue honda civic. I'd have to be 18 again to think this 'Lizard King' thing is sexy again.

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Am I supposed to like this?

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This album is kind of mopey and made me sleepy.

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I listened to it but have no recollection of doing so.

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Meh. Jim Morrison is a garbage can.

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I’ll consider this his practice work! He sounds good but I enjoy his later work a lot more

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Not feeling this blues rock. really not feeling it. The whole album feels like its not interested in making a statement sonically. Ship of Fools and Land Ho! are the lamest Doors songs. Its lazy southern blues rock. Dear lord get me out of this album.

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Pants

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