🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Doors

Did you know that Mr Mojo Risin’ is an anagram of HGATR. It’s time for The Doors!

Dolly gets a pretty decent score

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

And now this!

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  • 4
  • 5

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Album

  • The Doors
  • Strange Days
  • Waiting For The Sun
  • The Soft Parade
  • Morrison Hotel
  • L.A. Woman
  • Other Voices
  • Full Circle
  • An American Prayer

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From ‘The Very Best Of’

  • Break On Through [To The Other Side]
  • Light My Fire
  • Love Me Two Times
  • “Hello, I Love You”
  • People Are Strange
  • Strange Days
  • Riders On The Storm
  • L.A. Woman
  • Touch Me
  • Roadhouse Blues
  • Peace Frog
  • Love Street
  • The Crystal Ship
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Love Her Madly
  • Back Door Man
  • Alabama Song [Whisky Bar]
  • Moonlight Drive
  • The Unknown Soldier
  • The End

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Rubbish 1/5

8 Likes

One or two decent tunes but ultimately the kind of band you expect a guy like Mark Koz to be really into. Not great.

1 Like

The Bores more like!

25 Likes

Strong post.

2 Likes

Break on through is great but otherwise cant stand them. Stoner bollocks. 2/5

2 Likes

I thought they were amazing when I was sixteen and striving for significance. Not so keen these days. It all gets a bit po-faced and the deification of Jim Morrison and his dire poetry is a bit embarrassing. But there are still gems in there, and it’s interesting that the lightweight poppier numbers have held up much more strongly than the weighty epics. Peace Frog, Touch Me, Love Street, and Break On Through are absolute bangers.

5 Likes

Been to so many gigs when they’ve been announced as the first support act, but they never seem to turn up.

54 Likes

Like many, I suspect, they were a defining bands of my late teens when I got sold on their “mysticism” and listened to them a hell of a lot.

Whilst haven’t played any of their albums for a good while, I’ve never actually fallen out of love with them. In fact I was watching that Laurel Canyon documentary the other day and the section on them made me want to dive back in again.

So a strong 4 for me. Good band

1 Like

My uncle gave me a copy of LA Woman when I was about 16, because I was digging into lots of 60s and 70s music. All “this’ll change your perception of what music can be”.

I hated it then, and I hate it now.

The End works well in Apocalypse Now, but that’s not enough to drag them off a 1/5.

1 Like

did not expect that

I love the doors. never understood the hate. smooth 5 from me. love the mystery and weirdness and camp of it all.

11 Likes

They’re great. I love all that 60s nonsense though. Gimme pretension poetry in Morrison’s incredible voice any day. And musically they have a unique sound, some bangers, some stoner jams, some weird experiments.

5

6 Likes

indian summer is so beautiful

1 Like

One of my parents favourite bands so listened to them a lot growing up. Not a band I listen to much these days, but on the occasions I do I’m quite surprised by how well it stands up. Mad how much they released given his early death.

Val>Jim

I loved The Doors when I was 15. They are the quintessential 15 year old boy’s band. I recognise them as faintly absurd now but the singles are fun and the last two albums (where Morrison partly abandoned his doomed search for poetic profundity) hold up well. LA Woman is musically brilliant. 3.

3 Likes

A 3 I think, maybe a 4. Was really into them when I was about 16/17 but can’t remember the last time I purposefully put them on. Some absolutely brilliant singles on that list but was never a huge fan of the more experimental psych stuff. 4 I think, why not.