Top Albums of 1965

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 11 Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
2 29 The Beatles Rubber Soul Pop Rock
3 69 Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Deep Soul
4 78 John Coltrane A Love Supreme Spiritual Jazz
5 83 Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
6 229 The Who My Generation/The Who Sings My Generation Beat Music, Mod
7 274 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Folk Rock, Pop Rock
8 389 B.B. King Live at the Regal Electric Blues
9 606 The Beatles Help! Pop Rock
10 618 Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity Free Jazz
11 634 Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage Modal Jazz
12 675 The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads Rhythm & Blues, Rock
13 709 Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) Rhythm & Blues
14 772 Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil Post-Bop
15 812 The Sonics Here Are the Sonics!!! Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
16 903 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Today! Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
17 918 The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones Now! Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
18 1016 Horace Silver Song for My Father Hard Bop
19 1138 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go Soul
20 1194 Andrew Hill Point of Departure Avant-Garde Jazz
21 1237 Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Hoodoo Man Blues Chicago Blues
22 1409 The Beach Boys Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
23 1414 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Blues
24 1516 Frank Sinatra September of My Years Standards, Vocal Jazz
25 1598 The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! Folk Rock, Pop Rock
26 1603 Archie Shepp Fire Music Avant-Garde Jazz
27 1705 The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Rhythm & Blues, Soul
28 1708 Sun Ra Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Free Jazz
29 1771 The Impressions People Get Ready Chicago Soul
30 2419 The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) Rhythm & Blues, Rock
31 2426 Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic Post-Bop
32 2428 Joe Henderson Inner Urge Hard Bop
33 2508 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch Folk Baroque, Singer/Songwriter
34 2509 Miles Davis E.S.P. Post-Bop
35 2557 Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
36 2597 Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note Hard Bop
37 2624 The Pretty Things Get the Picture? Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues     
38 2814 Wayne Shorter The All Seeing Eye Avant-Garde Jazz
39 2891 The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy Beat Music, Rock & Roll

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic Pop Rock
The Animals Animal Tracks Blues Rock, British Blues
Moacir Santos Coisas Samba-Jazz     
Miles Davis My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert Post-Bop
Dionne Warwick The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick Soul
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
Stan Tracey Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Jazz     
John Fahey The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death American Primitivism
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Cajun
The Original Soundtrack The Sound of Music Film Soundtrack, Show Tunes
Fred Neil Bleecker & MacDougal Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Four Tops Second Album Soul
Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Deep Soul
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream and Other Delights Lounge     
The Fugs The Village Fugs/The Fugs' First Album Beat Poetry, Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Folk
Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas Christmas Music, Cool Jazz, Jazz Pop, Television Music
The Ramsey Lewis Trio The In Crowd Soul Jazz
Albert Ayler Ghosts/Vibrations Free Jazz
The Temptations Temptin' Temptations Soul
The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Blue Eyed Soul          
John Coltrane The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz
The Yardbirds For Your Love Blues Rock
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Angels and Demons at Play Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream
Charles Mingus Mingus at Monterey Jazz
Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank/Blues Run the Game Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter     
Jimmy Smith Organ Grinder Swing Soul Jazz
The Walker Brothers Take It Easy with The Walker Brothers Baroque Pop
Booker T. & The MG's Soul Dressing Rhythm & Blues, Soul Jazz
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine Take off for the Planet Venus/Interstellar Low Ways Post-Bop
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz, Post-Bop     
Sam Rivers Contours Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop     
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song Hard Bop     
Albert Collins The Cool Sound of Albert Collins/Truckin' with Albert Collins Electric Texas Blues
The Kinks Kinks-Size Mod, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll