Morrison Hotel

The Doors - Morrison Hotel
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1970 Ratings: #52 / 106
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This must be one of my hottest takes, buuut this is my favourite of theirs. Contrary to some of their others, the slower songs also work absolute wonders and Jimmyboy Morrison just has soooooooooo much swagger on here, it's unreal. No strangely experimental detours or anything, just doubling down on what they do best: crafting short, punchy and incredibly memorable blues rock songs! (There's a reason I personally prefer 'Twentieth Century Fox' over 'The End')
The Doors' popularity wasn't at its best when the 60s ended. The band's previous record "The Soft Parade" was unfavorably received by the public, and Jim Morrison's substance abuse led to poor concert perfomances and the decline of the band's reputation and radio-play. 50 years ago they released "Morrison Hotel", a record that set the band back on track.

The fifth album from the LA-based group shows a back-to-basics sound heavily influenced by blues rock, a genre from ... read more
The Doors return to their blues roots and end up releasing their best album since their first two.

The Soft Parade didn't leave me with the best taste in my mouth, so I wasn't too too excited to get into the next album, Morrison Hotel. Although I think most people can agree that the album that preceded this is the weakest release from The Doors when they still had Morrison around, seeing so many people praise that as an amazing album when it was clearly really far from it did make me nervous ... read more
Once you get into the Morrison Hotel, you 'll be surprised by the lack of... surprises!
The house band is here to welcome you with its famous roots rock and to wish you an adventurous stay.
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Added on: June 8, 2013