Cosmic America’s raison d’etre is reviewing interesting music by interesting artists — and doing it in a completist fashion, by reviewing all of their studio albums in chronological order. It’s what separates Cosmic America from other music review podcasts that only tackle individual albums.

For this episode, we launch into the music of The Doors, starting with their seminal debut album. Consistently ranked as one of the best albums of all time, it’s obvious that this collection of songs made a huge impact on the American (and rock and roll) music psyche. But is it actually good? Does it hold up over 50 years later? We deep dive into each song on this episode, and answer some reader mail.

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