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THE DOORS

The Doors

 

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Finnforest
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2 stars Enclose me in your gentle rain...

The Doors debut album was actually recorded in August of 1966, but was not released until January 1967, making it a part of that very magical year. The album is considered by many people the best Doors album and one of rock's finest but I personally am not all that impressed. I think it falls well short of some of the English competition from the era and I think better Doors material was coming. But the debut has a few gems, none more beautiful than the "The Crystal Ship" which is one of the bands very best tracks of their career. Soothing and sad, Manzarek's keys lay down the most lovely of melodies in a huge departure from some of the other more raucous and rowdy material they had to offer. This one should have been picked along with their first mini-epic "The End" to go on the masterful career compilation "Weird Scenes Inside the Gold Mine." Beyond those I'm a bit underwhelmed by the first Doors album and don't have much to add to the wealth of gushing reviews. I'll be brief---it's a rock classic to many and you should hear it, but don't expect Piper, Pepper, Days, Velvet, or Sell Out. Not even close. I'm all alone amongst my peers on this one, but I'm afraid this is my lowest rated Doors album, preferring most of their others and not by a little. I strongly urge Doors noobs to ignore this review however, as I am the lone voice of opposition against the lovefest this album enjoys.

Finnforest | 2/5 |

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