L.A. Times 1st Album Review

The Doors, a quartet who have been playing in the Los Angeles area for some time have come up with their first album, which is named after them.
This Elektra album has a strange, new sound, but it is not strange in the fascinating directions pursued by the Rolling Stones, Dylan, Donovan or the Beatles.
Jim Morrison, lead vocalist, has a voice similar to that of Eric Burdon, the Animals’ singer, but he is somewhat overmannered, murky, and dull.
The best example of his faults is “The End,” an 11 minute 35 second exploration of how bored he can sound as he recites singularly simple, over-elaborated psychedelic non sequiturs and fallacies.
Many of the numbers drag and there is an abundance of banal lyrics, but the Doors do sound fairly good on “Break on Through,” their current single, “Twentieth Century Fox” and “Alabama Song,” which has a good rhythm backing and passable harmony.