who doesn't just love to listen to the Doors? I sure do, and fuck anybody that doesn't.
GREAT album. Probably my favorite Doors album. Highlights: -Love Her Madly -LA Woman -Riders on the Storm
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.
Classic album, classic singles, defines an era of rock and roll, ends with riders on the storm, what's not to like?
So many great songs on this one. All timers. This is a legendary album. Hyacinth House and L'america are weird, underrated gems
A very very good album, I liked it a lot
LA Woman og Riders on the storm - elsk
Love it. Never listened to the whole thing before. Hyacinth House is a new fav. Makes me want to watch the movie.
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.
A few bangers on this one, but Weird Al did it better.
Ummmm... This sounds like they just stole a bunch of black music.
Muy bueno para ciertos gustos musicales
4.7 + “L.A Woman” alone makes this a classic. Throw in “Love Her Madly”, “Riders on the Storm” and “Hyacinth House”...damn.
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
Classic album. The drums on the 1st track are huge and iconic.
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.
The Doors have always been a favorite of mine! Love this album
Again just one of those albums I listen to regularly.
Instantly made it to the top of my want list. Shame I didn't listen earlier, especially since I knew the album by name
Loved it, already loved it.
O primeiro do projeto a ganhar nota 5.
The Lizard King
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.
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.
Was surprised by how much it reminded me of psychedelic rock. Pleasantly surprised.
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.
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.
Fav album. Ever. I LOOOOVE THE DOORS
Hermoso álbum, poderoso
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 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Legendary album. Legendary band.
One of the albums I keep returning to. Mostly thanks to Joe Watson.
Loved every second of it…which I was expecting
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.
-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
Great album. Very bluesy.
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.
Some classic tunes
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
Such an amazing album front to back
That's the doors. Pretty good
Rock-blues de The Doors. Dos megahits.
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.
Favourite album so far! Although started good, middle/end it became rambling, but finished well 😁
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.
that was a pretty great album no complaints, I just love this kind of music 10/10, planning on listening to their other albums
Love Riders on the Storm which i first heard on the Top 100 aller tijden in 1978
Fav songs: - The Changeling - Love Her Madly - Riders on the Storm
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.
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.
Violador de cerebros...
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.
Great catchy atmospheric songs, tight musicianship, stands up well to repeated listening even after listening to it a lot 30 years ago
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
Rock-blues de The Doors. Dos megahits.
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
The Doors at their absolute best, making fantastic music one last time.
ten out of ten.
One of my top 10 albums. Loved revisiting it!
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.
work of art
This is probably the best Doors album. Bluesy, bearded and definitely LA!
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
Solid Doors album, but not my favorite of theirs
1971. Key Songs: Riders On The Storm, The Changeling, Love Her Madly
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.
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
It's impossible to listen to this album and not feel like the coolest person around. Best track: Riders on the Storm
The groove are strong with this one.
Simply good. I like the groove. Very soothing but still exciting.
Very good classic album, maybe their best. Very bluesy.
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.
Great bluesy, rock album. Uses the organ well.
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.
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.
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.
Love the Doors
Deep and bluesy. For a band with no bass player, they sure hired some great sidemen. Strong album.
Didn't age as well as I expected, but it's a classic
Great album from a classic band. Good vibing & working tunes!
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.
Yes, they are good
Love the blue tracks on this album. Lots of fun. Riders on the storm classic track on this one.
very raw album. Bluesy and has some of my favorite doors songs.
Second best Doors album behind their debut. 9/10 1. Riders on the Storm 2. Hyacinth House 3. LA Woman
Great album. Lots of synthesizers.
perhaps unsurprisingly more bluesy than i'd have expected
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.
Love Her Madly and Riders on the Storm on the album. Great all all around. Lots of blues. 8/10.
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.
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
I very much enjoyed it. Doors are on at 7pm.
Très bon album des Doors, s’écoute très facilement !
Great rock album. Side two has no duff tracks on it and the title track kills!
Meandering bluesy tunes. *Riders on the storm
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:
Good album, LA Woman, Riders on a storm
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.
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.
I liked it, very nice music to work to. Might listen to The Doors more some other time :-)
Super Album aber nicht der hurricane des Debüts
9/10 "Love Her Madly," "LA Woman," "Crawling Snake King," "Riders on the Storm"
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.
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. 👍🏽
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)
Classic. You can hear the drug influences on Songwriting, but worth the listen.
Not as solid as The Doors, but still a great album. Morrison's voice is just so good
Twas a banger
Always good to listen to The Doors
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.
Rating: 7/10 Best songs: L.A. Woman, Riders on the storm
Haven't listened to this for a long time. Really enjoyed it. Need to listen to The Doors more.
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...
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...
ah, they were a great oul band weren't they?
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?
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.
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"
I think a generous 4 for this one. It's a pretty funky album but I prefer their debut.
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" ****
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
Excellent. Sad to have run out of their albums to listen to on the list so early on.
Rock, blues. Muy bueno.
L.A.Woman von Doors
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.
Rock setentero, un tanto melancólico. Buena voz y acordes. Algún tema muy reconocido
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.
Good stuff! :D
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.
Þessi plata er eins og gamall vinur sem kíkir við eftir áratuga fjarveru. Hlýtt í hjartað og gleði.
Weet ik veel
Not as good as their first album, but still pretty solid, would give it a 3.5
Just added L.A Woman to my Dance party playlist
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
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)
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
mag the doors von diesen ami 60er rockbands echt am meisten. ihr debüt album ist aber noch besser!
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
Obviously a classic and their swan song. Lots of memories with this.
Goes a bit pub singer at times
Классика рок-ен-ролла. Оптимальное сочетание вокала и муз. инструментов)
Tämä oli vähän rouheampaa kamaa, kuin minkälaiseksi olen Doorsin mieltänyt. Toki levyn vika biisi oli sitä rauhallisempaa ja jumittelevampaa osastoa, mutta noin niin kuin muilta osin! Tykkäsin kyllä.
I always thought the Doors were being unnecessarily pretentious. This is pretty good tho!
3.5 (Rounding Up) - I probably won't listen to the album again, but definitely will revisit a few tracks. Standout Tracks: Been Down So Long, Cars Hiss by My Window, L.A. Woman, & Riders on the Storm
L.A. woman por si sola es un diez. Raiders on the storm también. Y las demás no le alcanzan para bajar mucho el ranking. Debería ser cinco pero por alguna razón no creo que vuelva a escuchar este disco en el futuro
Prefs: The Changeling, Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman, L'America, Hyacinth House, The WASP (Texas Radio and the Big Beat), Riders on the Storm Moins pref: Cars Hiss By My Window
Iconic music. This is an excellent album.
Niet het beste album van The Doors naar mijn mening. Maar de nostalgische waarde van Riders on The Storm is een extra ster waard
The older i get the more i dig the more straight forward blues rock Doors. Bearded Morrison is best Morisson.
Classic. 4/5 I don't think that L'America ever stood out to me as one of the best songs on this album until now. There are the typical standards on this album that everyone who knows classic rock will know: Riders on the Storm, LA Woman and Love her Madly. Then there are the others like The WASP, that true Doors fans know and love. There really isn't a bad song on the album. Standouts: Riders on the Storm, L'America. Love Her Madly, L.A. Woman,
Oddly enough, je za 5, al imho doorsi imaju boljih albuma (ovaj nije ni top 3) kojima ću to i dat kad dodu na red.
Ovaj album ima toliko dobrih trenutaka.
A pure blues album. I didn't know the Doors sounded like this, despite recognising a good chunk of these songs. Jim Morrison's voice is gravelly and in keeping with the music. Liked this a lot more than I expected. 4/5
Bluesy back to basics album with Morrisons vocals allowed to take the lead. Really enjoyed the collection
Great stuff. I didn't know they did so much 12 bar blues.
Always loved the Doors but can’t say I ever listened to this one front to back. Initially I was like “a little too bluesy” but dayum it picks up and Side Two is just fucking nuts. Love it.
Good, Doors & Jim Morrison are highly overrated though.
Yes, it's good album still with Morrison.
I was moderately obsessed with The Doors and JM for a while in high school. I wrote "I am the lizard king I can do anything" in sharpie on my track spikes for inspiration. It feels weird that Morrison still seems older than me even though I'm now almost twice the age he was at death.
Great album. A couple of songs I would skip over on further listens.
Gutes Doors Album. Allein schon wegen Rider on the Storm 4 Punkte.
I remember this being better
Some good tracks (“Hyacinth House,” “L’America,” title track), but rarely captures what was great and cool about them in the first place (“Riders On the Storm”).
Hard Blues Rock. I like the genre, and I can appreciate everything they do technically, but the guy's voice and the overall 'sound' aren't my favourite. The lead guitar solos are consistently good though
First listen whatever tbh didn't finish the album. maybe i'll come back to it
its alright but maybe not really my tasteor just not the right mood
some good dirty, smelly, filthy rock and roll
Good, favorite songs The Channeling, stereotypically 70s rock. Catchy, hypnotic songs laid back vibe. Liked it a lot but didn't love it. 6/8.
Meh, never really got the doors
overall solid sound, riders on the storm is a classic, but overall too bluesy for my taste
Not bad but I'm not big on the slow 70's rock sound
LA Woman the song is very long...Pretty low energy smooth jamming
You can classify Doors tunes into 3 categories; the hits, average blues tunes and drug addled drek.
Not a Doors fan.
not my favorite Doors
Another awesome album. Classic doors, exactly what you'd expect.
The doors are Way more “jam band” than I realized
I know some songs from the Doors, but have never been through an entire album in one sitting. I enjoyed it but it was nothing to write home about. croon out of 5
Doors-album i varierende kvalitet. LA Woman-låta er på min topp 3 låtlista av Doors. The Changeling er også flott (og tøff bruk av hammond). Cars Hiss by my Window og the WASP skjønner jeg ingenting av og trekker helhetsinntrykket kraftig ned :(
Not gonna lie, nothing really jumped out to me. Judge me Maurers.
Good Bluesy album. The Doors are overrated I think, and I believe that mostly has to do with the cult following of the personality of Jim.
It was a solid album, I definitely liked the folksy and bluesy blend of styles.
I like how bluesy this is. I know the couple hit songs from this and like them a lot, but was surprised by how rough Jim Morrison's voice is on much of the album. All the hits I've heard usually aren't so gravelly.
I'm always torn on the doors. They have some great songs, good riffs and vocals sometimes, and other times their songs just drag on for seven minutes going nowhere, with endless keyboard solos. This is a 48 minute album but it has enough material for a killer 20 minute ep.
What a strange collection. It has some of my all-tome favorites from the Doors, as well as some of the most boring stuff they ever wrote. What a conundrum.
Bluesier than I like my rock, but having heard many The Doors songs before I actually enjoyed this more than I thought I would.
It was ok. Didn’t rock my world.
3/5 - I never much cared for the doors
I will jave to listen again, I wasn't focused enough.
Un poco repetitivo, muy clásico, me gustó
MMMMMMMMMbop Morrison. Bra. Sida 1 mer bluesigt rockig, sida 2 mer psykadeliskt rockig (iaf Hyacinth House och L'America). Därför sida 2 bättre. Inte lika bra som deras självbetitlade album från -67. Bästa låt: Riders on the Storm, vafan tror du?
More 70s pseudo-blues. Meh.
ah the Doors, liked but never loved except the debut. This one is second fave but penalized one star for overplaying of Riders on the Storm makes 3.5 🌟
Didn't really enjoy this one
Great listen when I was in high school. Less so now.
By his final album Jim Morrison is sounding weathered and this album is all the better for it. The Door have went for a pure blues album - including a more than decent Johnny Lee Hooker cover - and to be honest it doesn’t always work. LA woman and Riders of the Storm are epic, incredible songs, the later in particular still capable or raising the hairs on the back of my neck with every listen. But on the whole this is a bit patchy and not a good as their debut. An album with great songs, but not a great album.
3.5/5 some good, some bad, i'll have to relisten
Surprisingly boring, basic blues rock, little guitars, not very catchy
A good blues album, the band sounds so tight and connected musically, but not exactly the album to best represent the doors.
great porch/crusin music.
Some great songs (Love her madly, LA Woman, Riders on the storm). Not enough to make it a great album.
riders of the storm, btw.
Interesting! Sounds like all the corner blues players on the streets and in bars. Singer was not that great, but this was the 70s.
Bit disappointing, some funky bits but the singing on some tracks was quite droney.
A recognisable and cool sound
I like a little bit
Good album, but a bit samey. Not a huge fan of the organ being so prominent on all the songs, but that happens when you have an organist. Good vocals, often bizarre lyrics, largely unexciting music
Some classics, some basics. I like it better than the other one we listened to. But really, this band will always be one I associate more with movies than with the music itself. And now I’m sitting here thinking I should go look up some Doors review by Lester Bangs because of Phillip Seymour Hoffman and I’m a go do that. Peace.
3, it's fine. I was pretty into it at first but it kind of drug on. I definitely do like this era of music, but I'm finding I need variety to really enjoy it. An entire album from the same band gets to be a bit much of the same sound over and over, I need the variety of different bands from the era. What a baller move though to put your biggest hit as the LAST track on the album, eh?
Hey it's the Doors... Moody and brooding blues and rock. Good speed and energy without being overwhelming and a couple of solid hits. It's good. A lot of the same thing. Probably wouldn't listen through the whole thing again.
Good stuff, more bluesy than I remembered.
Knew a few songs, I don't really know the Doors and the album was alright but won't stick with me
Maybe the best doors? Almost a 4... almost.
This isn't the best music from the doors that I've heard, but it still sounded like the doors through and through. Fav: riders on the storm
Not really my style kind of slow and felt boring Rating: 5/10
This is becoming a tired refrain but again: if you're boiling half a century worth if pop, punk, hip hop, rock, plus a smattering of jazz, country, and world music down to 1K+1... I just can't justify multiple Doors entries - and I LIKE the Doors. And this one... despite some great songs it also displays some of Morrison's lazy phone in efforts. The blues retreads in particular are pure filler.
nice album, but can´t beat the first one
Nothing that special, in no hurry to listen to again.
l'album mise tout sur la peak-end rule je pense (+ pochette très laide)
Cool mais je m'attendais à mieux
Totally overrated band but this was a good album. Made me think I’d relisten to their other stuff now too.
Mir fällt nix ein was ich hier schreiben soll. Cooler Blues Rock, stellenweise ein bisschen langweilig, zu wenig Orgel.
Fand viele songs zu lang und generell gab es nichts was mich besonders gecatcht hat, aber auch nichts was besonders schlecht war. Als jemand der generell kein fan von blues rock ist einfach nicht mein Fall, wobei die Hammond Orgel das ganze noch mal ein bisschen aufgepeppt hat.
Gutes Album auch wenns nicht wirklich meine Musik ist. Zieht sich in der Mitte etwas. Jedoch geiler Abschluss mit dem Klassiker Riders on the Storm, muss man zu viben. Werde ich nach wie vor nicht öfter hören aber ist halt wirklich solide dafür was es ist. Glaube ich mochte die self titled mehr als ich das letzte Mal the Doors durchgehört habe.
Wünschte jetzt ich hätte bei Franz Ferdinand nur 2 gegeben, 5 Sterne ist definitiv zu undifferenziert
I don't really get The Doors. The slow and thick psychedelic sounds don't impress me a lot. But I knew and liked some of their bluesy hits - most notably "People are Strange" and one of the singles from this album, "Love Her Madly." This album is described as the band's "most blusey," so I think it'll be good. Aaaand... it's not that bad. It has two distinguishable sides, the LA Woman side and the Riders on the Storm side. The LA Woman side is bluesy. I like the first three tracks. And the last track, the title track, is pretty okay but the lengthy build-up bored me. The Riders on the Storm side is pretty interesting. It's a much trippier than the previous half. And while it has the slick psychedelic sound that I disliked, its interesting at some parts. The iconic closer is chill and trippy, and I guess that's why a lot of people love the band. But personally, it's pretty boring. Overall, pretty good and interesting. Btw, was that really Jim Morrison? His voice here is much rougher than I remember.
The Doors aren't bad, but they're certainly overrated. They've got some good singles, but who the hell wants to sit through their full albums?
Never been a huge fan of The Doors, this album is as good as any of the others I heard. A few nice songs and I can see why others like them.
Decent album by the doors. Always felt Jim Morrison was highly praised more so because he died young. This album has some good songs. Heavy blues rock style. Raiders on the storm is a great song. Pretty average overall. 6.6/10
In progress - took a day off to go to a gig but will write about this at a later date
I liked it more than I expected. Love Her Madly, probably my favorite Doors song.
Solid blues album that earns an extra star for Riders of the Storm. Too many songs that run long though and a squeaky drum pedal on the Changeling doesn't help.
I'm not a huge door's fan. I feel their psych rock up Jim Morrison's asshole is overwrought and oversold. However, the first half of this album slaps. The funky James Brown inspired groove on the opener had me rethinking my whole outlook. Ray Manzarek's Hammond work is rad. Then the second half of the album hits, and this becomes a solid 50% for me. I know the classics are on this, and it's Morrison's final album, but on a one-time listen, I'd give it 3 stars. With repeated listens, the second half may grow on me.
First half was great, but the second half was more aimless.
Love the Doors but there are better albums than this of theirs. Listening to this particular album it gels well but seldom gets beyond 2nd base apart from the 3 hits.
This just wasn't overall that fantastic. The Doors are great when they're doing their "dark take on psychedelic" thing - see riders on the storm for the perfect example of that. But only a couple of songs on this had that vibe. The rest was this "attempting the delta blues" sorta thing that honestly didn't work. I can see what they were aiming for, but Morrison didn't really have the grit in his voice. Funnily enough, I guess it wasn't until Danzig that a white singer got that style right (that I've heard), and Danzig was obviously ripping Morrison off. Either way, the Doors should've stuck to the spooky Beatles angle. 3/5 for love her madly and riders on the storm.
It was alright, I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Riders On The Storm is my favourite.
Its a return to the Doors blues roots. Changeling has some of that magic that brought this group to superstardom. Love Her Madly is another catchy tune. But we hit Cars Hiss By My Window and things slow waaay down. L.A. Woman is a good tune. L'America is bullshit. Snake King and WASP are bullshit. Riders Of The Storm makes no sense as to why it's as big a hit as it is.
Psychedelic blues rock. Yum! The band sounds effortlessly clean and tight-knit across the entire album. They show they can still deliver some crazed energy on tracks like 'Been down so Long' and 'L'America', but where they really shine are on the cool and casual tracks like 'Cars Hiss by My Window', 'Crawling King Snake', and 'Riders on the Storm'.
Classics on the album. Not bad, not great.
I have to admit, I'm not one of those people who really understands the appeal of The Doors. I did my best to keep an open mind (or an open door, heh heh) listening to this album, but it just isn't my thing. To me, the Doors are like the Stones without the sex appeal, the Beatles without the legendary songwriting, Queen without the bombastic and impressive vocals. They're a good band to be sure, but to me they're missing an extra ingredient that really qualifies them as genuine legends. The Doors are highly listenable but also highly boring. Sorry to say it, but it's true, you Doorks.
Not bad not bad.
I went in thinking I would love this more than I did. A couple gems and I love this band, but the album didn’t blow me away.
Stoner rock is not so much my jam.
In listening to this, I found one track I never knew before that I thought was cool. Otherwise this album is super overrated lol
Folky but a bit too ol' school for me
I wish i could
Some classic tracks but overall not for me.
Bluesy, kind of got bored
Not really my thing
I had previously heard their self-titled album, but didn't care for it. I think I like the bluesier sound here more, but it's still not for me. It's not about the album (or the band) itself being good or bad, it's just not the style of music I like.
I'm not a Doors fan. Some interesting song writing, but the repetitious droning of so many of these songs...ugh.
Pastiche blues apart from Riders On The Storm which sounds like The Doors does lounge music. I like the one that sounds a bit like a carnival version of the Only Fools And Horses theme tune though.
Didn't find particularly interesting or engaging (only listened to first half)
abslument naze, 2/5
The blues-based rock on L.A. Woman sometimes makes for an entertaining listen, though the record largely unimpresses me. This is mainly due to tracks filled with monotone and unengaging vocals, sleep-inducing guitars and dragging on for way too long. A 2/5.
An average 70's rock album. That's all.
Riders in the storm was the only one I cared about really. One of them genuinely did my head in. Obvs Doors are legends, but I felt quite a lot of filler on this one
There was a time when I would choose to listen to The Doors. I've heard a few of the tracks on this album so many times. I don't believe I've heard this album as a whole before. There were some tracks that seemed like they were new to me. With enough time listening to and seeing performances from Jim Morrison, I can't get past feeling like Morrison was just a creepy letch. Some of the lyrics are definitely sung by a creepy letch. The tracks that possibly aren't so creepy still hang on to that uncertain feeling that I'll figure out what the songs really mean, and it just took me a while to realize that Morrison is just being a creep again. I do love the work on the keyboards fom Ray Manzarek. "Riders on the Storm" is the prime example of what Manzarek can do, and it is a track that I will go back to. Other tracks on the album keep me listening just for Manzarek's contribution. There are tracks on the album that I know I would skip every time ("Been Down So Long", "Crawling King Snake"). Knowing that I would skip at least 2 or 3 tracks keeps the album below the line for "okay".
Didn't like. Overated Band
Not my thing, didn’t enjoy. Found it dull to be honest.
"I am a victim of a hate crime!"... I hate The Doors. I like some other blues rock but The Doors are so repetitive and I hate Morrison's voice. Riders on the Storm is ok though.
Jim Morrison sounds like such a mess on this to me. I could take or leave this one, but I do love Riders on the Storm. That one works for me all the way. Love Her Madly is also strong. But the rest... ehhhhh.
Solid production, sounds great. Not a huge fan. Riders on the Storm is a solid classic. 1st half of the record is better than the last half IMO. Good blues rock but a bit too much psychedelic influence? IDK. Not my cup of tea.
Sai che non riesco a capire se mi piace? Forse troppo blues. Ha un che troppo soddisfatto di sé che mi infastidisce.
Whatever. Too blues-y and monotonous. Never was a huge fan of Morrison's voice. Riders of the Storm is the definitive highlight, that song's great.
There are some melodies and ideas which try to extend beyond the rock canon here, but ultimately they're crushed by the mediocrity of noodling, overlong track lengths, and harsh vocals.
"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
Starts off strong, but lots of filler, lots of derivative takes and rip offs. Pure hype.
a struggle 2.
as boring as a door
Historically, this is an iconic album. I don't believe it holds up completely. There are great moments, but there are some dull parts that make up a majority of the album. 5/10
Some good tracks -- I like 'Riders On The Storm' -- but mostly this is only so-so for me because on a personal aesthetic level I just don't like The Doors very much.
Not my favorite by the Doors. Doesn't have the same feeling of excitement or any sense of pushing the boundaries. I guess my hot take is the more they lean into a blues style the less interested I am, and it's not because of the blues, it's because of the Doors doing the blues.
Here The Doors, the most over-rated band of the 20th century. The hagiography surrounding Jim Morrison entirely undeserved - lousy singer, lousy poet - DID look good in leather trousers (actually quite important for a front man) - and this recording full of near cover versions of blues rock (straight up copies of riffs in some cases), all of which begs the question why? There are tonnes of artists to enjoy instead of these sub par pretentious rockers (and that goddamn Manzarek organ over every fricking track…). So that’s one star for the leather trousers and one star for Riders on the Storm. Cool.
In all honesty, its a bit of a slog
Not a favourite
Ehh. I’ve always thought Riders on the Storm never impressed with the lyrics or vocals, and the music was pretty okay so I feel like the rest of the album is just more of the same. Too calm, not enough hype
Terrible blues with a terrible singer. 3/10
This band really doesn't do it for me. Can't for the life of me figure it out.
Possibly the most overrated band of all time. This album has few high points. The big 2: Love Her Madly and Riders on The Storm aren't bad and L'America is at least a bit interesting but that's about where it ends. Too much awful, awful blues rock. It was a chore to get through. I could probably give it a 2 for the few positives that it has but I want to completely dunk on this album because the band is so overrated and the fans...well, I'll just not say anything more.
Great! Love the bluesy feel.
Marty likely was a racist fuckhead, but I can't deny he's the king of the mid-century country ballad.
An all time classic