The Doors

The Doors - The Doors
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Based on 3 reviews
1967 Ratings: #19 / 59
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1967 Ratings: #6
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January 4, 1967 / Release Date
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Elektra / Label
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JustSomeGuy
100
What makes an album perfect? Is an album that was highly influential and important to music perfect? Not necessarily. If said album doesn't sound as good today as it did forty years ago then you shouldn't perceive it as perfect.

So, does an album have to have a flawless tracklisting, consisting of nothing but 10/10 songs, to be considered perfect? Not really, because when it comes to that, no album is truly perfect. No song is truly perfect. Hell, there are a number of albums that I've given ... read more
Inglume
77
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My god, these guys created one of the best debut albums of all time!

In preparation before listening to this critically acclaimed gem on this Saturday Jack Off Circlejerk, I decided to check out their second album, Strange Days. Don’t know why I bothered getting into their discography before listening to their debut, but I definitely loved the consistency and aesthetic of that album.
I’ve heard a lot of great things about their debut album, but damn I was not ... read more
PipePanic
98
This record came out in 1967.

Fucking how?

No wonder the world thought The Doors were satanists. This is my first rodeo with The Doors as 'album artists' (by that I mean this is my first time listening to their entire album) and i've got to say: this blew my mind in so many ways.

I can't phathom how much this album has an effect on me. The mix of old school synths, mixed with kooky and sinister instrumentation, leads for It's got that same swagger that the early rock scene had, but so much ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
96
POWERHOUSE!

Hmmmmm... I see why people call this a masterpiece.

The ONE word I can use to describe this album in short... would have to be: "KICKASS".

Proceed to listen to this album with caution, because what it'll do to you is kidnap you, tie you to the roof of its Dodge Charger, drive you into the ocean, hastily pull you out.... cut you open like an avocado, and leave your pathetic entrails for the rats to do what they please.

I'm actually trying to entice you to listen to ... read more
Strangelightsyd
50
I think I figured out why I'm so lukewarm on so many albums considered classic and/or revolutionary (e.g. MBDTF, MPP, WYWH, etc).
I just can't put myself in the context of when the album was released. And never has that been more true than now, with The Doors.
If you put me in the 60s and showed me this, maybe I'd be blown away, but sadly I can only perceive things from my own perspective and I have trouble putting myself in the shoes of listeners of the time.
I don't think this is a rare ... read more
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Track List

  1. Break On Through (To the Other Side)
  2. Soul Kitchen
  3. The Crystal Ship
  4. Twentieth Century Fox
  5. Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
  6. Light My Fire
  7. Back Door Man
  8. I Looked at You
  9. End of the Night
  10. Take It as It Comes
  11. The End
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Added on: December 17, 2012