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THE VERY BEST OF

The Doors

 

Proto-Prog

3.33 | 12 ratings

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SentimentalMercenary
3 stars Well we all know about The Doors, but I felt compelled to write a review of this fine compilation. Obviously, The Doors' influence on the development of progressive rock is important, especially for the psychedelic side of early bands. I even find a lot of The Doors-influenced elements in classic 70's albums like Close to the Edge for instance.

So in 1967, what The Doors were doing was breaking all the rules and even if the song structures were not already as complex as, say, Genesis in the 70's, they were clearly experimenting with many things like movements, darker moods, weird time signatures for that time, longer instrumental segments and avoiding simple verse/chorus rock'n roll structures.

I am no fan of compliations since I enjoy the feeling of listening to music albums as whole works rather than as a series of separate singles. Yet, for someone like me who is no hardcore fan of The Doors but who does appreciate the originality and the 'chill out' aspects of their music, this is the perfect album to get. It contains almost all the tracks from their first (and most important) studio album and I can get through the whole thing a couple of times in a row without skipping a track. This is as good a compilation album can get, and this for a timeless band which has a lot to offer.

SentimentalMercenary | 3/5 |

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