L.A. Woman

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2012
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
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  1. Jul 21, 2015
    10
    This is a gem of an anniversary re-issue double album with rare never before heard alternate studio takes on famous tracks with Jim Morrison heard playfully engaging the band before each song.
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    10
    As for the original album it's of course a classic. Blusey to the bone but still sophisticated, recorded in their office, it's a proof that great music never is about technique. This is a last fabulous parade from one of the best bands ever and it can make one sleepless wonder about what would have come next if Jim still was alive.

    The extra-CD is a very interesting ear-dropping at
    As for the original album it's of course a classic. Blusey to the bone but still sophisticated, recorded in their office, it's a proof that great music never is about technique. This is a last fabulous parade from one of the best bands ever and it can make one sleepless wonder about what would have come next if Jim still was alive.

    The extra-CD is a very interesting ear-dropping at The Doors rehearsing and forming the material. An adventure especially for us who loved "L.A.Woman" since 1971.
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  3. Mar 2, 2012
    9
    Its the Doors,, how can they not get great reviews... historical band. The Lizard King. Great roadhouse blues band, the songs are classic and the band is awesome, This is one of their best..
  4. Feb 22, 2012
    10
    Few artists have ever come close to the lyrical genius that was Jim Morrison. Don't listen to this album on your first play, instead allow your ears to absorb the sounds. On the second play listen to the album. Then you can truly appreciate what Morrison brought to his music.
  5. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    The beauty of the return to the past. When the decade of the 60 going down, Jim Morrison threw his last screams on this awesome album. The reissue offers his eternal voice on this bonus tracks; listen is to appreciate the enduring influence of the lizard king.
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93

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
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  1. May 7, 2012
    80
    Bottom line: whether you're a casual fan or a more obsessive one, this is the definitive issue of L.A. Woman.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 19, 2012
    80
    For diehards, these takes [on the second disc] have an attractive live-in-the-studio-run-through feel, complete with informal chat and occasional sloppy edges. [Feb 2012, p.108]
  3. Q Magazine
    Mar 21, 2012
    80
    Weirdly timeless, even now. [Feb 2012, p.117]