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WAITING FOR THE SUN

The Doors

 

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3.59 | 332 ratings

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Bonnek
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2 stars After two ground-breaking albums, Waiting For The Sun is surprisingly dull album with mostly average song writing and a dreary performance. This album and the next show none of the energy and passion that characterizes the other Doors albums.

The style hasn't changed all that much, dominated by psychedelic organs, lighthearted circus melodies and Jim's morose but forceful baritone. The songs are lighter and mellower and the inspiration to make them come alive is mostly absent. Hello I love You is a good pop song that has nothing remarkable except for dirty grinding organ that darkens the second half of the song. Love Street is the first of a couple of very mediocre ballads that fill up this album.

Not to Touch The Earth, Unknow Soldier and to a lesser extent My Wild Love are crazed psychedelic experiments but still nothing that rocks my socks off. That honor can solely be granted on two songs here: Spanish Caravan and Five To One. The first is an original and delightful eastern tinged little epic. Starting with charming Spanish guitar and changing into a psychedelic organ that twists up and down beautiful eastern scales. Five to One is a dirty and heavy blues plod that finally injects some life into this album. But it's too late and too little really.

The album runs for a meagre 34 minutes of which 20 are average and only 2 songs excellent, it makes this album only relevant to fans. 2.5 stars

Bonnek | 2/5 |

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