Waiting for the Sun

The Doors - Waiting for the Sun
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1968 Ratings: #56 / 84
User Score
Based on 216 ratings
1968 Ratings: #28
Liked by 13 people
July 22, 1968 / Release Date
LP / Format
Elektra / Asylum / Label
Paul Rothchild / Producer
www.thedoors.com / Website
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The Doors’ 3rd studio album; “Waiting For The Sun” is a great album, but a noticeable dip in quality for their standards established by their ‘67 output. Released in 1968, this album chooses to focus on individual tracks that would provide more radio play than before, but artistically - they put themselves in a bit of a corner. Having said that, this is still The Doors, so even their more structured and professional sound is super good in relation to most. This was also ... read more
Sooooooo this was kind of mediocre. It's far less sinister than the two legendary records that preceded it, and feels edgeless as a result. I also found many of it's instrumentals to sound sort of cheap, and low-grade, and there were a handful of moments on the album where I was either zoning out due to how uninteresting some of the songs were, or rolling my eyes due to the group's failed attempts at being psychedelic on songs like "The Unknown Soldier". Overall, sort of meh. ... read more
I have slowly made my way through The Doors discography. What can be said about the band is that their mysterious sounding sound made them stand out in a time where bands were all over the place. With the guidance of Jim Morrison, his seductive and mysterious charisma is able to continue here with this LP. Now I didn't expect the band to top their debut at all, but I did expect something good out of this. And what I listened to was great. The Doors continue to standout and it further makes me a ... read more
I guess I'm a little disappointed? I mean, I loved their first two albums so much and was hoping that I'd love this one just as much, but I knew that this would end up being worse. But even saying that, I still like this album a lot, just nowhere near to the extent that I liked the previous couple of releases.

After releasing two phenomenal albums within ten months, the likelihood of The Doors releasing a third equally impressive album in only nine months after their second was extremely low. ... read more
The Doors in one year alone had made 2 of the most exciting records to come out of the 60’s. The Doors having to follow those up would be a very hefty task, and although the record doesn’t pan out as well as those previous to it, I still admire the effort on Waiting for the Sun.

Waiting for the Sun has some tracks such as “Not To Touch Earth” that still hold that signature Doors sound with their frantic and wild demeanor, but the band shifts their sound for the majority ... read more
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Track List

  1. Hello, I Love You
  2. Love Street
  3. Not to Touch the Earth
  4. Summer's Almost Gone
  5. Wintertime Love
  6. The Unknown Soldier
  7. Spanish Caravan
  8. My Wild Love
  9. We Could Be So Good Together
  10. Yes, the River Knows
  11. Five to One 
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Added on: June 8, 2013