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The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by the The Doors, released in 1969.

The album met with some controversy among fans and critics due to its inclusion of brass and string instrument arrangements, as opposed to the more stripped-down sound of their earlier recordings. Fans also complained that The Soft Parade followed the lyrical formulas of previous albums, and thus was not very innovative. In reviewing the 40th anniversary remix (for the August 2007 issue of Downbeat Magazine… read more



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  • This record is a timeless classic just like the rest of their amazing records. I can't just pick just one as they're all amazing ❤️✌️
  • Sure it isn't their best, but it isn't downright bad either.
  • It's really a pretty good album, but there are some bad songs here. I can dig that they wanted to go in a different direction with this one, and the presence of horns and strings and so forth makes for a good addition on several of the good songs, so it's not that the additional instrumentation is inherently bad; it's that the songwriting is spotty for the first time on a Doors album. I just can't stand "Do It" or "Runnin' Blue" and "Wishful Sinful" isn't exactly my favorite song in the world either. The other 6 songs range from good to great. So yeah, good album, just doesn't match up with the previous three records.
  • The title track would like to have a word with you, 1nnervision. Do It and Shaman's Blues would fit nicely on the other albums as well.
  • I don't understand the amount of hate this album gets. Just as good as their classics.
  • Incredible album. Just has it's own flavor, like all of their records!
  • This album is great, fuck you people.
  • I hate this album. Their only "bad" album per se. I don't think I like a single track, so bad it hurts.
  • great LP. 'nuff said. but, more importantly, PLEASE FLAG AND VOTE FOR THE CORRECT TRACK TITLES. F*CK "( LP Version )" . .

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