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THE DOORS

The Doors

 

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4.33 | 709 ratings

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friso
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5 stars With their debut The Doors would enter the scene fully formed. With their unique blend of moody blues rock, psychedelic rock and a new type of darkened soul music the band must have made quite an impression in the day. Jim Morrison steals the show with his lively and intense vocals, but the whole band excels in pushing forward all musical boundaries of its day. The warm fuzz guitar of Robby Krieger that isn't too experimental, but adds a nice layer of psychedelica. The drums of John Densmore vary between psych pop, blues, early rock and are sure to add a breath of jazz freedom. Ray Manzarek's organ has a light sixties tone and it must have taken quite a leap of imagination to create such dark songs with it. Many of these songs became classics of the band and the rockgenre itself, but I myself would point to the twelve minute nightmarish psychedelic procession 'The End' as the true highlight of sixties music. There were a lot of psychedelic groups that released some fine songs, but this song is really something no other band could ever have made. Eventually the seventies would see innovative rock moving away from the United States and that soulful, poetic, & rooted approach The Doors favored, which makes this a must-have album.
friso | 5/5 |

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