228 of 1001 Albums: The Doors’ L.A. Woman

Jim Morrison died in July 1971 leaving this his last album he recorded with the band. After a few previous albums of fusing in the blues-rock sound you can tell the band has almost fully merged into the style.  The band only had two tour dates for the album. Jim Morrison broke down at the second concert, and tore apart the stage. It was agreed that Morrison was ready to retire from the band after that appearance. The album received mostly favorable reviews though, and makes an appearance on Rolling Stones’ Greatest Albums of All Time List.
My Thoughts
The first Doors’ album I listened I did enjoy, but the other two I listened to after that not so much. I haven’t ever really gotten into the blues rock style yet. Not to say that my taste couldn’t change, and one day I enjoy it, but so far it’s a no go. I can see that this album would be good to relax to, or it could do the complete opposite and remind you that this album was released the same year that Morrison passed away. I can see the appeal of it, but for me I didn’t like it. I can see how they have progressed more into a blues feel as they have matured as a band. A few interesting guitar moments keep it going though.
Rating 2 of 5.

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