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L.A. WOMAN

The Doors

 

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4.03 | 458 ratings

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Bonnek
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4 stars On LA Woman, the Doors continue the uncompromising blues attack from the preceding Morrison Hotel. The psychedelic organs and influences from circus music have all but disappeared, Morrison's voice has lost all of its lighter tones and is downright tattered and rough, bellowing its way through the harsh song material.

LA Woman is a varied album, going back and forth between raw blues (The Changeling, Been Down So Long,...) and psychedelic arrangements like Love Her Madly or L'America. The highlight is obviously Riders on The Storm, probably their best song. It has all the qualities of a classic rock song: good melodies, emotion and a clever and timeless arrangement. Generally, the move towards classic rock song material on The Doors last 2 albums with Jim Morison didn't use to compel me as much at first, but for other people this is the best Doors album and I can understand why.

In order to figure out the reason behind its popularity, I asked my dearly beloved for advice. She didn't need half a second to collect her thoughts. "Man, because this album is pure sex. Hear that voice! If you're ever at loss for ideas for foreplay, put on this one hubby, success guaranteed.". Now, what silly argument about too straightforward song material can outweigh that.

Bonnek | 4/5 |

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