Strange Days

The Doors - Strange Days
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1967 Ratings: #41 / 60
User Score
Based on 399 ratings
1967 Ratings: #13
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October 16, 1967 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Label
Paul A. Rothchild / Producer / Website
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The History of The Albums – n°354

[I also invite you to read my previous review on the Doors' first and eponymous album, in order to better understand their beginning and this one]. The very end of 1967 marks the moment when Jim Morrison, bad boy and icon of Californian counter-culture sex appeal, slips almost definitively into the dark side. It can be described as a combination of triggers. To understand the importance of the chapter that will forever change the future of the band, ... read more
"Horse Latitude" prevents this from being a 10, which bugs me to my core, because I actually think this is a better album than their debut.
After The Doors released their impressive self-titled debut album they returned with a vengeance on 'Strange Days'. This album is just as good if not better than the self-titled album which is quite impressive considering that this came out so soon after their debut and it sees the band go for a more off the wall, wild, weird and kooky approach to their established sound and that only adds more character to the overall experience. It's what you'd want a Doors album to be with impressive and ... read more
This may not be as good as their phenomenal debut, but this is still an amazing album, and one of the best of the '60s.

So, like I said in my review for their self-titled album, I always go into these '60s albums with hesitation. This was especially the case for Strange Days. If you've read my review for their self-titled album, you would know that I always feel like I won't like albums released during this decade for some reason, and after The Doors' debut album ended up becoming one of my ... read more
The second Doors classic in the same year as their self-titled debut: “Strange Days” shares a lot of similarities as it’s predecessor, and offers a more apparent shade of moody, bluesy tunes with Morrison’s signature sexual undertones and psychedelic escapades. Going a step further than “The Doors” in the band’s use of desperate creepy, isolated sounds with a dark, oddly provocative air of drama and fear, surrounded in signature 60s atmospheric grooves. ... read more
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Added on: June 8, 2013