These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Conspiracy Theory: based on the facts that he died suddenly overseas, was placed into a nailed coffin with few witnesses for a hasty funeral, earlier joked about his death (and FAKING said death), and had a motive to fake his death (facing jail time back home and unable to cope with the pressures of celebrity anymore)... For a good long time there's been fan-talk about Morrison not being dead.
This was later fictionalized in Ray Manzarek's novel, A Poet in Exile.
Covered Up: "Back Door Man" by Willie Dixon. Also, "Crawling King Snake" by John Lee Hooker and "Alabama Song" from The Rise & Fall of the State of Mahagonny by Brecht & Weill.
Specifically, the debut album, Morrison Hotel, and L.A. Woman.
Let's not forget Strange Days either. And while Waiting for the Sun and The Soft Parade are generally considered somewhat more uneven, even they have their moments ("The Unknown Solider", "Five to One", "The Soft Parade" and others are deservedly considered classics).
Still suffers from Seinfeld Is Unfunny (see below) from contemporary critics. Even though their debut album still tops a lot of "Best Ever" charts.
Epic Riff: Frequently provided both by keyboardist Ray Manzarek ("Light My Fire", "Soul Kitchen", "The Changeling", "Riders on the Storm", etc.) and by guitarist Robby Krieger ("The End", "Roadhouse Blues", "Peace Frog", "Love Her Madly", etc.)
Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: "The Soft Parade" could be interpreted as a Stealth Insult against organized religion, with numerous examples of sacred imagery (both Christian and pagan) and its veiled references to the supposed complicity of religion in propping up the corrupted status quo: "All our lives we sweat and save/Building for a shallow grave/Must be something else we say/Somehow to defend this place/Ev'rything must be this way...." As Morrison was heavily influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, this is a fairly plausible interpretation.
Face of the Band: Subverted. Jim Morrison was clearly the face, but boy, did he resent the implication. Once refused to go on stage after they were announced as "Jim Morrison and The Doors". While Morrison was the principal lyricist, the writer's credit for the groups' music was generally given to "The Doors" collectively, or to "Densmore/Krieger/Manzarek/Morrison", with few exceptions.
Aside from the debut album and their first greatest hits album ("13") where Morrison was prominent (a decision the band had no say in and upset Morrison), most other cover photos present the whole band equally or else Morrison sitting down to make himself look shorter.
Played straight with most recent compilations. They usually just feature Morrison on the cover.