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L.A. Woman

The Doors

1971

L.A. Woman

Album Summary

L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released on April 19, 1971, by Elektra Records. It is the last to feature lead singer Jim Morrison during his lifetime due to his death three months after the album's release, though he would posthumously appear on the 1978 album An American Prayer. Even more so than its predecessors, the album is heavily influenced by blues. It was recorded without record producer Paul A. Rothchild after he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick. "Love Her Madly" was released as a single in March 1971, preceding the album's release, and reached the Top 20 in the Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, the album peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200 and reached number 28 on the UK Albums Charts. The track "Riders on the Storm" also achieved chart success. Critics including Richie Unterberger and David Quantick have called L.A. Woman one of the Doors' best albums, citing Morrison's vocal performance and the band's stripped-down return to their blues rock roots.

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Rating

3.72

Votes

4959

Genres

  • Rock
  • Psychedelic Rock
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5

who doesn't just love to listen to the Doors? I sure do, and fuck anybody that doesn't.

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5

So many great songs on this one. All timers. This is a legendary album. Hyacinth House and L'america are weird, underrated gems

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5

GREAT album. Probably my favorite Doors album. Highlights: -Love Her Madly -LA Woman -Riders on the Storm

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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die day 19, and boy, I have a doozy of an album for you today! The Doors released their sixth, and final studio album, L.A. Woman in 1971. The Doors is a band that probably doesn’t need an introduction, but being that this album is now fifty years old, I will preface with a brief bit of their history. The Doors were the epitome of the sixties counter culture, wild, free and controversial. Vocalist Jim Morrison had a persona larger than life, yet was a very mysterious person. Morrison was a supremely intelligent man and used the mystique that surrounded The Doors to great advantage. While being a magnificent showman, Morrison would often show up to recording sessions and performances drunk and wild, and would sometimes incite riots in the crowd. The Doors frontman would face many criminal charges stemming from his risky antics, including indecency, public obscenity, lewd and lascivious behavior, indecent exposure, public profanity and public drunkenness. Morrison remains the first and only musician to be arrested on stage during a performance. It’s an understatement to say that Jim Morrison had a disdain for authority and was not one to conform to anyones laws, rules or social standards other than his own. The Lizard King joined the 27 Club in 1971, when he died in Paris, France at the age of 27, Joining other icons such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, and was quoted by some as saying he would be number 3 in this tragic “club”. His death remains surrounded in mystery fifty years later. Morrison never shied away from the idea of death in his music either. Is being subconsciously suicidal a thing? I can’t help but to feel like doom was in the playbook for this artistically genius/madman. Now, onto the music. The Doors is a band that cannot be confined to any type of genre. While L.A. Woman is widely considered a Rock album, its more Rhythm & Blues than anything. There is some serious tickling of the ivory going down on this record. Keyboardist and co-founder of The Doors, Ray Manzarek shines on every track.

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A few bangers on this one, but Weird Al did it better.

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Ummmm... This sounds like they just stole a bunch of black music.

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5

Classic album, classic singles, defines an era of rock and roll, ends with riders on the storm, what's not to like?

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✌️

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A very very good album, I liked it a lot

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Amazing album

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LA Woman og Riders on the storm - elsk

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Love it. Never listened to the whole thing before. Hyacinth House is a new fav. Makes me want to watch the movie.

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Pretty excellent

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Great

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superb

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Smooootthhh vibeeee

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Bomb

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Stripped of any lingering psychedelic pretense or lounge act crooner aspirations, L.A. Woman captures a rock band embracing their roots and delivers. This is a blues album, no way around it. The band is hitting on all cylinders and Jim's voice has matured, either through whiskey and cigarettes, or age, into a convincingly legitimate bluesman. The song writing is tip top. The performances are inspired. The production is warm and accessible. L.A. Woman hints at the band's evolutionary direction that could have been. I fucking love this album.

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Loved it, already loved it.

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Fav album. Ever. I LOOOOVE THE DOORS

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Goddamn Val Kilmer can sing (kidding). His voice sounds pretty different to later albums, loved how bluesy it is and how Riders on the Storm reminds me of Need For Speed Underground 2.

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You can classify Doors tunes into 3 categories; the hits, average blues tunes and drug addled drek.

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The wheels are falling off the Morrison Express and the Doors are trying their damndest to keep it on the tracks - they’re playing tighter than ever before on this record. The result is a dichotomy of a hyper-focused, tight band playing around a guy who is clearly inebriated, incoherent and often shouting. Shout out to Tom Scharpling (The Best Show) for pointing out how distant Morrison’s vocals sound in Love Her Madly, as though he was feet away from the mic when it was recorded. I will never be able to listen to this song again without the image of Jim Morrison laying down the vocals while on toilet. We all know the hits, and they’re very good, even if you include Jim Morrison singing Love Her Madly on the toilet - I actually think it’s one of the Door’s best songs. LA Woman and Riders on the Storm are fantastic and deserve their status as classic rock staples. Unfortunately, a lot of this record just isn’t very memorable. If you enjoy blues/boogie-rock you’ll probably enjoy it, but for me, that gets boring fast. L’America halts any momentum and goodwill the band had from LA Woman. If the intent of that song is to mimic the descent into madness… well, congratulations, it made feel me feel like I was losing my mind. Hyacinth House is middling, but slightly redeems itself with some fan service in the form of a reference to The End. Apparently, this was actually the song with the bathroom recorded vocals - “I see the bathroom is clear”. Forgive my ignorance of Jim Morrison’s toilet singing habits. Earlier this week, I was given Nirvana’s In Utero to listen to by this fine website and my feelings on that album are similar to this one. If this wasn’t the final release from a beloved musician, would it be remembered as fondly as it is now? My guess in both cases is…probably not. They’re both solid albums, but neither reach the level of “all time greats”.

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"The Changeling" is Funky Town. Bluesy, chill record, sometimes adding some tempo. Not the biggest fan, but of course "Riders on the Storm" is great. The most of it bores me to death though. 2

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This band really doesn't do it for me. Can't for the life of me figure it out.

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Muy bueno para ciertos gustos musicales

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5

4.7 + “L.A Woman” alone makes this a classic. Throw in “Love Her Madly”, “Riders on the Storm” and “Hyacinth House”...damn.

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Pierwsze doorsy na liscie, jesli nie bedzie co najmniej jeszcze dwoch, to bede poteznie zaskoczony w negatywny sposob, bo jako fangejowi drzwiowego, czy nawet bardziej morisonowego, bo to jedna z tych band gdzie front men i jego wokal byl punktem centralnym w okol ktorego grawitowala grupa, od tego jak grac, kiedy grac, co grac, po co grac, no i z jego odejsciem zakonczyla sie kariera banderska, jesli istnieje jakas definicja doorsowego brzmienia, nie liczac energii jaka na wokalu wnosil morison, to bedzie to zaglowanie stylami muzycznymi, prawie kazdy zklasyfikuje te plyte jako klasyke rocka, a mamy tu przeprawy od funku, do blusa, nie pomijaja takze popowych trakow, wiec mocne spectrum klimatow, a i tak wszystko brzmi na swoim miejscu, obok popowego love her madly kriegera stoi chocby been down so long, ktory jest najbardziej niebieskim trakiem plyty w moim odczuciu, ale chyba najpopularniejszym trakiem albumu, a moze i calych dorsow jest zdecydowanie zamykajacy riders on the storm, ostatni trak nagrany przez morisona, co w nim takiego niezlwyklego poza tym, ze jest 7 minutowa kompozyucja, co jak na dorsowy styl, jest juz poteznym kawalkiem, sam kawalek jest dorsowa interpretacja ghost riders in the sky jonesa, swoja kultowosc zawdziecza on pewnie przez ten niesamowity dzwiek imitujacy deszcz stworzony na elektrykowym pianiniaku przez manzareka, no i wokale morisonowe w pierwszej czesci traku tez zrobily swoje, zwlaszcza te szeptane overduby, ktore dodaja bardzo sinisterowego efektu calemu traku, co do kontentu lirycznego jakim jest napakowana plyta, to glownym podzialem jest to kto pisal kawalek, morisonowe traki sa bardziej poetycko liryckie, natomiast kriegerowe prostsze przez co bardziej popowe, no i jeszcze pozostaja covery jak snejk kingu, ale jednak lirycznie czuc z plyty smutek i ogladanie voida, jak na otwierajacym changelingu czy hiacyntowym domku, czy juz wspomniany been down so long, jednoczesnie sa traki o wiele bardziej energiczne ktore jakos balansuja poziom przygnebienia po odsluchu, ktory pomino 48 minut orginalnej wersji wydaje sie byc instantowy, dawno nie odgrzewalem doorsow, a przy takim przesluchu jaki poleca czasami lista, jeszcze bardziej doceniam jak swietne jest to granie

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5

Classic album. The drums on the 1st track are huge and iconic.

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5

The Doors have always been a favorite of mine! Love this album

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5

Again just one of those albums I listen to regularly.

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5

Instantly made it to the top of my want list. Shame I didn't listen earlier, especially since I knew the album by name

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O primeiro do projeto a ganhar nota 5.

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The Lizard King

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5

Not a ton to dislike about The Doors. Except maybe for some Jim Morrison silliness. Sort of a link between classic southern country blues and glam/new wave pop rock. Clearly California. I love this album.

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10/10 classic

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5

Fucking classic. Every song. One of the best albums of all time. Prolly listened to this 100 times. Hyacinth House, one of my all time favs.

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5

berry good

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5

Was surprised by how much it reminded me of psychedelic rock. Pleasantly surprised.

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5

Really good psychedelic 60s vibes. Surprised to hear some disco sounding baselines. Some dodgy lyrics by modern standards I think. Will definitely be back for another listen.

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5

Super bluesy. JM is unbelievable. So far yet super controlled. Great band lockin. They are so tight together to allow Morrison to do what he do. The opening (Changeling) is great and contrasts well A side close with LA Woman B side close with Riders on the Storm.

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🔥

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5

Hermoso álbum, poderoso

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5

Just brilliant from start to finish. The band just sound so tight throughout and you can hear how Morrison’s voice had changed. It’s fair to say that maybe five or six of these songs are up there among the best of their kind but that it also contains two or three absolute bonafide classics, namely LA Woman and Riders. The final track is up there as one of my favorite songs ever… to think that Morrison whispering the song title at the end was the last thing he ever put on record before he died. I won’t leave it so long next time before listening to this album again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

Legendary album. Legendary band.

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5

One of the albums I keep returning to. Mostly thanks to Joe Watson.

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Loved every second of it…which I was expecting

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The Doors were my go-to band in late HS/early college. I had a big poster of Jim Morrison on the wall and secretly wanted to be a rock star. Some of the poetry rings as a bit hokey to me now, but I still love their songs, vocals, and unique sound. LA Woman is top to bottom probably their best , with competition from their first album. Such a shame that Morrison died 3 months after this album was released, when they were seemingly at their peak.

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-Absolute banger album -Jim Morrison's vocals are great, and Ray Manzarek shreds the keyboard -"The Changeling," "Love Her Madly," "Been down so Long," "L.A. Woman," "The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)," and "Riders on the Storm" are all classics -Personally my favorite is "Been down so Long," Morrison's vocals are super powerful

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Great album. Very bluesy.

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Out of the 6 Doors studio albums (not counting those without Morrison) this is my 3rd favorite behind their debut album and Morrison Hotel, but it’s still a 5 star album.

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5

Some classic tunes

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5

Excellent Blues & Rock album. Thought I knew the Doors better than I really did but learned a lot listening to this in full. Love the blues instrumentals and the vocal repetitions/build ups. Plenty of energy and emotion. The changeling, been down so long, LA women 4.5

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Such an amazing album front to back

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That's the doors. Pretty good

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5

Rock-blues de The Doors. Dos megahits.

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Possibly the Doors finest and most coherent album. LA Woman is very blues driven and features some of Ray Manzarek’s best work on keys. The band as a whole plays very well on this album and Jim Morrison’s vocal delivery is energetic as always.

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Favourite album so far! Although started good, middle/end it became rambling, but finished well 😁

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5 stars guaranteed. The Doors, first band I was mad about at 15. Ty had a tape with The Doors and Soft Parade on it. Loved it.

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5

that was a pretty great album no complaints, I just love this kind of music 10/10, planning on listening to their other albums

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Amazing

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5

A classic

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Love Riders on the Storm which i first heard on the Top 100 aller tijden in 1978

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Fav songs: - The Changeling - Love Her Madly - Riders on the Storm

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Frankly, I was not really in the mood for some Doors beforehand, but certainly on the second listen I quite enjoyed this album. Like Morrison Hotel, it sounds very bluesy, but the songs on this album were a lot more interesting, and the closing track Riders on the Storm is one of my favourite Doors songs.

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The previous Doors album from this list: Morrison Hotel is more of a favourite but this album is also very, very good, immediately from the opening song.

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Violador de cerebros...

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5

Love the doors and love this album, great blues album, riders on the storm such a great song. I should listen to this album more as always usually go for the doors debut.

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5

Great catchy atmospheric songs, tight musicianship, stands up well to repeated listening even after listening to it a lot 30 years ago

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Aww man. What a band. What an album. And the best of them. Jim Morrison's last. Stripped back rock blues, with just an amazing set of songs. I just listen to Riders on the Storm and visualise great things. This album transports me away somewhere special

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Rock-blues de The Doors. Dos megahits.

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Un dels millors comiats de la història del rock. Venint del poderós 'Morrison Hotel', es treuen de la màniga un altre tractat de blues rock, encara més musculós i potent. Morrison ja no era la figura mesiànica dels primers discos, sinó un barbut borratxo igualment carismàtic, però molt més madur i amb una veu que t'arrastra sense pietat. Uns quants himnes de la banda, i dels començaments dels '70 s'apleguen aquí. Els que no ho són, son gairebé igualment formidables

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The Doors at their absolute best, making fantastic music one last time.

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ten out of ten.

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One of my top 10 albums. Loved revisiting it!

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excellent

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Iako mi ovo više nije najdraži album Doorsa - zato mi je najdraži blues rock album ikada, jer na ovom albumu imaju najviše naglašen blues od prijašnjih albuma. Stvarno ga dugo nisam slušao, možda čak od fakulteta, dakle neke 2018., ovo će mi dobro doći da se podsjetim koliko je ovaj album odličan i važan za glazbu. /// Inače, L.A. Woman mi je bio vrh, njihov najdraži, gotovo, ne može bolje, ali evo slušajući nakon dugo godina ovaj album, a samim time sam prijašnjih godina više prašio po "Strange Days" i "The Doors", pokazuje ipak da ima nekih sitnih stvari koje fale ili pak ima viška da bi album bila čista desetka. No, znači mi puno, i to je ono što je bitno.

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work of art

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Incredible

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From the first to the last note, this is the Doors operating at their very best. Very heavy into the blues, the atmosphere here just feels like you're sitting in some smoky dive bar drinking scotch with the band playing right beside you. I especially love the use of the organ throughout, and the guitar tones are just incredible. This album is packed so tightly with great songs I find it hard to believe this is not a compilation, there is not a single piece of filler here. To me this really cements the Doors as one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Fav tracks: Been Down So Long, Cars Hiss By My Window, Hyacinth House, Riders On The Storm

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Love The Doors, and Jim Morrison. Their entire catalogue is excellent. This one, the last studio record featuring Jim's vocals, is extra bluesy and isn't afraid to break out into extended groove sessions. Jim's lyrics are pure poetry, as usual. The guitar, bass, keyboard and drums all combine to provide a perfect blues stage to compliment the vocals. Not too much else to say on this one, it's just excellent. One of my favourite Doors albums, definitely a classic. Fave tracks: Been Down so Long, L.A. Woman, Riders on the Storm

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I really like this album. It was tight.

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Love it, but maybe more of a 4.5

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Fantastic album with Jim Morrison at, arguably, his best

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This was a solid, solid blues rock album by the doors, but 'Riders on the Storm,' which I'd heard before and loved, put it over the edge. It's just the perfect ending to the album. The rain falling and the thunder overlaid gives a sense of finality that I don't think I've experienced from another album.

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I love the mood of this record. It feels loose but also builds some really compelling atmospheres and structures. Very cinematic, especially with the sound effects on LA Woman and Riders on the Storm. Some real nice production touches to smooth out the jams and make it punch in all the right places. Channeled their raw energy into something really well crafted. A personal favorite of mine has always been "Hyacinth House," where I feel you can hear the weight of Jim and the band living a lifetime's worth within their 5 short years together. He sounds world-weary and grizzled throughout most of the record, and he was only 27! Wish they could have kept going with him, but at least they went out on top here.

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Don't listen to my review on this one, I give all of their albums 5 stars pretty much. Even bad Doors (Soft Parade) is good for me...but this, and their first album basically kicks off and ends the history of the band perfectly. So many great tracks and several oddities that has made this one I listen to over and over.

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Fucking slaps.

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Hace como 12 años me cagaba The Doors. Pero ya crecí y pues obvio que son de las mejores bandas de la historia. De lo que sea. Pinche discazo caón.

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Ive heard Riders on the Storm many times but I didn't realize how diverse the album was as a whole. Great fundamental blues riffing that's shaken up by some unique psychedelic rock sections and melded together by Morrison's voice and Manzarek's on his Vox Continental.

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It’s the Doors. I hadn’t listened to this full album in years. It was awesome.

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I loveeee

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10/5..one of the greatest albums by one of the greatest bands…awesome.

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Alcoholic Jim Morrison >>>> Druggie burnout Jim Morrison

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really liked LA woman and the jazz/blues

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I'll tell you this No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn

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My favorite Doors album. Great mix of blues and rock.

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Connu

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5

doors at it finest

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A long time favorite of mine, the soundtrack of my teenage years. I know every word, every note, like my best friend. Possibly my favorite album of all time. Some call it heavenly in its brilliance. Others, mean and rueful of the Western dream.

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09-16-22 Listened to half in the airport. Cars hiss by window is still my favorite doors song. Let’s make the band elite. Travelled from St. Louis-OKC-SAT. Hella anxious last night

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What an album!

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Wonderful album! "The WASP" and "Riders on the Storm" are CLASSICS, but I also really enjoyed "Hyacinth House," "The Changeling," "Cars Hiss by My Window," and "Crawling King Snake". Probably one of my fave releases from The Doors.

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I have no words

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This is probably the best Doors album. Bluesy, bearded and definitely LA!

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Awesome album

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This is fun! Kind of funky, guitars are good Vocals are fine, not great but not offputting Few of the songs are a bit long but overall this is really good! Cohesive but songs are all pretty different and distinct Faves - The Changeling, Love Her Madly, Crawling King Snakes Overall - I enjoyed this! Good solid rock music, fun to listen to Rating - 4/5

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4

Solid Doors album, but not my favorite of theirs

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1971. Key Songs: Riders On The Storm, The Changeling, Love Her Madly

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I have a soft spot for The Doors, and especially for Riders. The reason for that particular affection is embarrassing: A rather cheesy recording of a "Doors concerto" by Nigel Kennedy. So my impression is slightly fuzzier and warmer than it should be, objectively. All that said: The bluesier sound suits the band about as well as can be expected. Morrison sounds like himself but not in an insufferable way. The first half plays it a bit safe, perhaps.

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I totally get the disdain for the Doors, but for me I have been a long time fan. L.A. Woman in particular hits a lot of right notes for me as this dark blues output, in line with the band's refocused approach to their style, which went from dark psychedelia to a scruffy blues band. Plus Morrison vocally is way more interesting as an alcoholic crooner than he was as the Lizard King. I also just remember hearing many of these tracks growing up on a local radio station so it has stuck with me. It's very dark, very gritty, but also showcases how great the band musically was outside of Morrison, but you can't have them work without him. Favorite tracks: Riders on the Storm, The Changeling, L.A. Woman, WASP Texas Radio

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It's impossible to listen to this album and not feel like the coolest person around. Best track: Riders on the Storm

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4 stars

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The groove are strong with this one.

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liked

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Simply good. I like the groove. Very soothing but still exciting.

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Very good classic album, maybe their best. Very bluesy.

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It's amazing the range of moods this album can drag you through, especially from been down so long, to cars hiss by my window, and finally to L.A. Woman. Been down so long, L.A. Woman, the WASP, and Riders on the storm are def my favorites, in no particular order.

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4

Great bluesy, rock album. Uses the organ well.

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Very bluesy.

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4

I like the doors. This is the album that features riders on the storm, LA women, and love her madly. That being said I do prefer the doors album to this one.

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4

Great album!

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The Doors are right up my alley. I am starting to find it a bit strange that some of my favourites in this project are as old as I am. I feel very at home with these guys, it's no effort. Sometimes I say a thing is 'not for me', this is the entire opposite, this is for me, made for people like me to enjoy. I so would have been a Doors obsessed fangirl.

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4

Some classics!

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Good times

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Wow. A blues infused rock album that, I think, was ahead of its time. Some really great sounds that could have been from today just as much at 50 years ago.

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Love the Doors

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4

Deep and bluesy. For a band with no bass player, they sure hired some great sidemen. Strong album.

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4

Didn't age as well as I expected, but it's a classic

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4

Great album from a classic band. Good vibing & working tunes!

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That organ sound! Thin, fruity, and flows so well over the grooves. Very enoyable, and lyrically interesting. The bluesier numbers feel cool as fuck. L'America is a JAM. The rhodes piano on Riders on the Storm is a great example of Manzarek's lightness of touch and melodic ear.

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Yes, they are good

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Love the blue tracks on this album. Lots of fun. Riders on the storm classic track on this one.

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4

very raw album. Bluesy and has some of my favorite doors songs.

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4

Second best Doors album behind their debut. 9/10 1. Riders on the Storm 2. Hyacinth House 3. LA Woman

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4

Great album. Lots of synthesizers.

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4

perhaps unsurprisingly more bluesy than i'd have expected

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4

I have always felt like I knew nothing about The Doors. They were always that band I should probably listen to at some point. Morrison Hotel reinforced that a few weeks ago when it came up. Highly enjoyable, but all new to me! This album was a surprise because I think I've heard every one of these songs before. This is like a greatest hits album, but it's a regular album. These guys do blues-rock really well, and that's undeniable.

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4

Nice one

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4

Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm on the album. Great all all around. Lots of blues. 8/10.

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4

I thought this was going to be a mariachi band, but then I realized it was "L.A" Woman, not "La" Woman. L.A. Woman is my favorite Doors song. Hyacinth House is a hidden gem.

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4

Great music but it doesn't feel cohesive or have a general vibe. Unfortunately that leads me to not listen often. Love Hyacinth House, Been down so long and LA Women

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4

I very much enjoyed it. Doors are on at 7pm.

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4

Très bon album des Doors, s’écoute très facilement !

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4

Great rock album. Side two has no duff tracks on it and the title track kills!

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4

Meandering bluesy tunes. *Riders on the storm

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4

🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪🚪

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Llevo dos canciones y ya estoy amando este álbum, la instrumental tan buena que me hace querer bailar, La voz va en par con los instrumentos haciendo que esta suena increíble, sabe bajar y subir su tono en el momento perfecto. Las canciones no se me hacen para nada repetitivas y hay momentos donde se me hacen hasta cortas. Canciones favoritas:

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4

Good album, LA Woman, Riders on a storm

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4

The final album from one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands in the history of time. A nice last record, full of blusey songs and, of course, some incredible stand-out hits, such as L.A. Woman and Rides of the storm. Gives off a nice, blues-festival vibe.

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4

The final album from one of the greatest rock'n'roll bands in the history of time. A nice last record, full of blusey songs and, of course, some incredible stand-out hits, such as L.A. Woman and Rides of the storm. Gives off a nice, blues-festival vibe.

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4

I liked it, very nice music to work to. Might listen to The Doors more some other time :-)

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4

Super Album aber nicht der hurricane des Debüts

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4

Klassiker

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4

9/10 "Love Her Madly," "LA Woman," "Crawling Snake King," "Riders on the Storm"

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4

Most enjoyable. Was aware of the well known songs but had not listened to the whole album before. It hangs together pretty well, so much so that I let it run through a second time.

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4

Classic, well made album. Docking a star because I feel some of the tracks are dragged on for a little too long. Standout tracks: Riders on the Storm, Cars Hiss by My Window, Crawling King Snake. 👍🏽

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4

This album is a lot blusier than I remember. Outside of the most well known songs on here is some really good stuff. The whole second half of this is pretty good to great Stand out deep cuts: The Changeling, Hyacinth House, Crawling King Snake, The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)

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4

Classic. You can hear the drug influences on Songwriting, but worth the listen.

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4

Great album

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4

Not as solid as The Doors, but still a great album. Morrison's voice is just so good

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4

Twas a banger

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4

Gold

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4

Always good to listen to The Doors

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4

Pretty enjoyable listen. Sounded like a really good blues band jamming for the most part. One thing I never understood with the doors was the keyboard that seemed sort of out of place. Definitely was the case here.

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4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: L.A. Woman, Riders on the storm

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4

Haven't listened to this for a long time. Really enjoyed it. Need to listen to The Doors more.

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4

OK, a Doors album that's not the self titled one... Well, I wasn't in the mood at all when I first put it on, but within a couple of tracks it had won me over. Definitely a solid album worth some more listens! Fave track - "Riders on the Storm" is a classic, and I think the only track I was properly familiar with in advance. "L.A. Woman" is a great tune too...

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4

Pretty Damn fine album, but eclipsed by their first. 'The End' is one of my all time favourite tracks. Visited my old school friends at Keele Uni in I think 1979 and they had that track playing on repeat all night. Imprinted...

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4

ah, they were a great oul band weren't they?

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4

Gruff and bearish is my favourite incarnation of Mr Mojo Risin', and overall this is the best Doors album by a long chalk. There are moments of magic sprinkled throughout, but even the more workaday moments sound of a piece. Has an electric piano sounded sexier?

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4

It has a nice fury to it, but it doesn’t have that full sound I really like. Gives me a nice vibe though with its pumpy(?), hard feeling songs. I really enjoy the instruments they use as well.

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4

Some see this as a return to form, has some great songs and of course Morrisons Swan Song with the band, "Riders On The Storm". I don't think this is their best but a couple of classic tracks in "The Changeling" and "Love Her Madly"

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4

I think a generous 4 for this one. It's a pretty funky album but I prefer their debut.

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Ik ben niet zo'n fan van de stem van de zanger, maar de muziek klinkt wel heel leuk. Beetje simpel misschien wel, maar ik vind die eenvoudige melodietjes eigenlijk wel prettig. Favorieten zijn "Love Her Madly" en "Riders on the Storm" ****

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4

Took me a while to get on Jim’s wavelength on this one but the music itself is so strong that I didn’t mind so much

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4

Excellent. Sad to have run out of their albums to listen to on the list so early on.

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4

Rock, blues. Muy bueno.

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4

L.A.Woman von Doors

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4

Very strong A Side, B-Side gets a little slower but Riders on the Storm is a great closer. The Doors were huge for a reason, great album.

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4

Rock setentero, un tanto melancólico. Buena voz y acordes. Algún tema muy reconocido

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Merkilega skemmtileg plata miðað við það sem ég átti von á. Hlustaði á Doors í gamla daga en átti von á því að ég væri vaxinn upp úr þessu en svo var ekki. Riders on the storm alger hápunktur en margt annað töff. Jim Morrison minnir mig ansi mikið á Ron Burgundy, en bandið er alvöru.

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Good stuff! :D

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4

Bluesy and enjoyable apart from L'America. Preferred side 1. Changeling and LA Woman are excellent. Already knew and liked Riders and Love her Madly.

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Þessi plata er eins og gamall vinur sem kíkir við eftir áratuga fjarveru. Hlýtt í hjartað og gleði.

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4

Weet ik veel

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4

Not as good as their first album, but still pretty solid, would give it a 3.5

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4

Classic.

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4

Just added L.A Woman to my Dance party playlist

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wirklich solides album, kein wirklich schlechter song darauf, einige sehr gute, aber andererseits kann es auch irgendwie an einem vorbeiplätschern. manche instrumentals kommen mir seltsam clichéhaft vor, aber das kann auch die psychose der retropespektive sein (Car Hiss by My Window, Crawling King Snake, Been Down So Long). fav songs The Changeling, L. A. Woman, Hyacinth House, Riders on the Storm

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Meine ersten Begegnungen mit dem Album: - wie Zugezogen Maskulin sagt "Deephouse Remix von/ Riders on the Storm" - Chase & Status - Hypest Hype ft Tempa T - zig andere samples vermutlich Es sind schon ikonische Hits drauf das Cover ist auch mächtig. Ich mag wie gut das altert und wie eigentlich nichts davon heutzutage unangenehm wirkt (vgl. insbesondere mit Queen vorher). So richtig vom Hocker woah boah yeah mäßig haut mich das jetzt auch nicht mehr, hat wahrscheinlich auch mit dem 50x Doors Best Of im Laden hören zu tun. Ist wie es ist. Feeling a low 4 on this one (im 5er system)

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Ah yes, finally ein sehr gutes Album. Doors noch ein letztes Mal in Höchstform auch wenn Jim Morrison bei den Aufnahmen afaik schon gar nicht mehr persönlich dabei war sondern in Paris. Die Kombi aus classically trained Flamenco Gitarrist, Jazzdrummer mit Riesenvorbild Elvin Jones, dem Orgelgott höchstpersönlich und fucking Jim Morrison einfach unschlagbar. Über Riders On The Storm braucht man gar nicht zu reden, locker einer der 10 besten Songs aller Zeiten 👍 Filmtipp: When You're Strange ist ne sehr gute Doku über die Band

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mag the doors von diesen ami 60er rockbands echt am meisten. ihr debüt album ist aber noch besser!

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Cool mal sowas zu hören, hab ich nämlich noch nie. Blues ist wirklich nicht meins, aber das übersetzt sich schon echt gut in so längere songs, vor allem riders in the storm. Ziemlich interessant alles 7/10

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4

Obviously a classic and their swan song. Lots of memories with this.

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Goes a bit pub singer at times

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Классика рок-ен-ролла. Оптимальное сочетание вокала и муз. инструментов)

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Très bon

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