Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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The Doors: 13 [Elektra, 1970]
Greatest hits plus, and minus--album tracks that should have been singles and dud forty-fives, respectively. As for those who believe such a collection drives the final nail in the sepulchre of Jim Morrison's AM acceptance, well, I prefer his Tommy James to his Antonin Artaud. Although I admit that "Touch Me" goes too far. P.S. I know sepulchres don't have nails--that was just a test for the Artaud fans. A-