The Doors Discography

“The Doors” (1967) – As eclectic as it is thrilling, The Doors’ debut album most readily demonstrates what made the band great. *****5 stars***** Key Tracks: Break On Through (To The Other Side), Light My Fire, The End

“Strange Days” (1967) – A product of “Sgt. Peppers”-inspired experimentalism and dogged musical effort, it can be argued that “Strange Days” is The Doors’ best album. ****4.5 stars**** Key Tracks: Love Me Two Times, People Are Strange, When The Music’s Over

“Waiting For The Sun” (1968) – A weaker effort than its two predecessors, “Waiting For The Sun” nonetheless has its moments, whether it’s protesting Vietnam or warmly encapsulating the summer of ’68 with tracks like “Hello, I Love You.” ***3.5 stars*** Key Tracks: Hello, I Love You, Love Street

“The Soft Parade” (1969) – Criticized by many for departing from The Doors’ signature sound, “The Soft Parade” at least proved the group’s willingness to delve into new territory, particularly on tracks like “Touch Me,” a single that rightly went to number one. ***3 stars*** Key Tracks: Tell All The People, Touch Me

“Absolutely Live” (1970) – It’s not one of the best live records in the Rock pantheon, but “Absolutely Live” does give a taste of The Doors’ sound on the road. ***3 stars*** Key Tracks: Backdoor Man, Five To One, Soul Kitchen

“Morrison Hotel” (1970) – A strong return to form for the group, “Morrison Hotel” featured no instant classics, but was rather a solid collection of hard-rocking tunes, along with the dreamy “Indian Summer.”***3.5 stars*** Key Tracks: Roadhouse Blues, You Make Me Real, Indian Summer

“L.A. Woman” (1971) – The Doors’ final effort is one of the group’s stronger recordings, including the indelible tracks “Love Her Madly” and “Riders On The Storm.”****4 stars**** Key Tracks: Love Her Madly, Riders On The Storm

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