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THE SOFT PARADE

The Doors

 

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2.72 | 179 ratings

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Shakespeare
1 stars Unfortunately, this album doesn't really have any substance. Where other bands can turn bare music into something transcending and beautiful, the Doors simply play notes and there is nothing extraordinary about it. This is really a dry, boring album, with very little originality. The special thing about this album is the addition of brass on many tracks, but not only does this brass destroy the Door's signature sound, it also clashes with the Doors' signature sound. It's like wearing an ugly sweater on top of a good shirt, and their colours don't even match. And neither jumper nor shirt have a colour I like.

The album cover kind of got me excited for something dark and sinister, but instead there are upbeat dance (not modern techno dance, but swinging dance) songs. That was also a disappointment. Another minor disappointment would be how the keyboards are less prominent here than on other Doors albums (though, that is quite debatable). Morrison's lyrics are simply retarded. Honestly - sometimes they're interesting, but here, they're simply stupid and contain no thought provoking essence or imagery or anything! It's sad to think that around the same time that the Doors were making this simple trash, King Crimson were busy inventing a genre. Better luck next time, guys.

Shakespeare | 1/5 |

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