Morrison Hotel

The Doors - Morrison Hotel
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Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #48 / 103
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Based on 178 ratings
1970 Ratings: #38
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February 9, 1970 / Release Date
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Elektra / Label
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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 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
On The Doors' 5th album, the group blend elements from "Waiting for the Sun" and their debut to create something with a totally new atmosphere. It sounds like they completely skipped over the sound of "The Soft Parade" for a more concrete and bluesy psychedelic rock record.

Color: Brown
FAV TRACKS: Roadhouse Blues, Waiting for the Sun, Indian Summer, Queen of the Highway, You Make Me Real, Peace Frog, Ship of Fools
LEAST FAV: Blue Sunday, Land Ho!
The Doors entrega um registro básico e simples em seu 5.º álbum de estúdio. A proposta do álbum já é firmada na abertura do disco, com “Roadhouse Blues”, uma canção de Rock orientada para o Blues e com divertidos riffs de gaita. As letras são rasas e deixam muito à desejar, embora a banda possua uma boa sonoridade como um todo. Ao longo das 11 faixas, “Morrison Hotel” não inova e trilha por ... read more
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Track List

  1. Roadhouse Blues
  2. Waiting for the Sun
  3. You Make Me Real
  4. Peace Frog
  5. Blue Sunday
  6. Ship of Fools
  7. Land Ho!
  8. The Spy
  9. Queen of the Highway
  10. Indian Summer
  11. Maggie M'Gill 
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Added on: June 8, 2013