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STRANGE DAYS

The Doors

 

Proto-Prog

4.21 | 352 ratings

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Erock
4 stars This I feel is The Door's best album. Is it a strong influence for prog I am not so sure as much, but it is a psychadelic album and contains prog elements so I will review the album as it is.

I think that sound changes here a bit compared to their debut. It feels like they've come more together as a band. We start the album with Ray Manzarek coming in with the classic Door's soudning keyboard and begin to hear Robbie Krieger coming in with his "psychadelic" guitar, and we've now set the tone for the album with two of my favorite tracks "Strange Days" and "You're Lost Little Girl". This one is a bit more psychadelic then the first and you won't hear the blues sound until the third track "Love Me Two Times" that reminds you of some of the tracks on the first album. "Unhappy Girl" is another average track that remains close to the classic Doors sound and then we get to "Horse Latitudes" that begins with the wind howling followed by Jim Morrison's thunder voice rehearsing some of his poetry. The next three songs seem to be the core of the album with their catchy choruses and fine musicanship that you hear alot in the next album, and in the pack is "People Are Strange" probably the most popular track on the album. "I Can't See Your Face In Your Mind" slows it down a little before opening to into the monster ending track which matches "The End" from the debut. "When the Music is Over" is the best song on the album extending over 10 minutes. It has a very psyachdelic sound and few extended solos that makes you think prog a little bit.

Overall this a great album for anyone, and may not be the most prog, but it's still a very good pick-up especially if you enjoy their first album.

4 1/2 stars

Erock | 4/5 |

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