Top Albums of 1965





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
11
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
2
31
The Beatles Rubber Soul Pop Rock
3
61
John Coltrane A Love Supreme Spiritual Jazz
4
68
Otis Redding Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Deep Soul
5
86
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home Contemporary Folk, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
6
239
The Who My Generation/The Who Sings My Generation Beat Music, Mod
7
293
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man Folk Rock, Pop Rock
8
369
B.B. King Live at the Regal Electric Blues
9
464
Albert Ayler Spiritual Unity Free Jazz
10
592
The Beatles Help! Pop Rock
11
729
The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads Rhythm & Blues, Rock
12
764
Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) Rhythm & Blues
13
839
The Sonics Here Are the Sonics!!! Garage Rock, Proto-Punk
14
938
The Beach Boys The Beach Boys Today! Baroque Pop, Pop Rock
15
943
The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones Now! Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
16
947
Horace Silver Song for My Father Hard Bop
17
994
Andrew Hill Point of Departure Avant-Garde Jazz
18
1138
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band Hoodoo Man Blues Chicago Blues
19
1282
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles Going to a Go-Go Soul
20
1290
Sun Ra Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra Free Jazz
21
1311
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Blues
22
1434
Frank Sinatra September of My Years Standards, Vocal Jazz
23
1512
Archie Shepp Fire Music Avant-Garde Jazz
24
1593
The Beach Boys Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) Pop Rock, Sunshine Pop
25
1738
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! Folk Rock, Pop Rock
26
1793
The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Rhythm & Blues, Soul
27
1869
Wayne Shorter Juju Bebop, Modal Jazz
28
1926
The Impressions People Get Ready Chicago Soul
29
2055
Grant Green Idle Moments Hard Bop
30
2058
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rip, Rig and Panic Post-Bop
31
2163
Phil Ochs I Ain't Marching Anymore Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
32
2328
Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery Smokin' at the Half Note Hard Bop
33
2495
The Fugs The Village Fugs/The Fugs' First Album Beat Poetry, Folk Rock, Garage Rock, Psychedelic Folk
34
2515
John Fahey The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death American Primitivism
35
2556
Miles Davis E.S.P. Post-Bop
36
2597
Joe Henderson Inner Urge Hard Bop
37
2796
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch Folk Baroque, Singer/Songwriter
38
2797
The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) Rhythm & Blues, Rock
39
2869
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free for All Hard Bop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Lovin' Spoonful Do You Believe in Magic Pop Rock
The Pretty Things Get the Picture? Garage Rock, Rhythm & Blues
Miles Davis My Funny Valentine: Miles Davis in Concert Post-Bop
Moacir Santos Coisas Samba-Jazz
The Kinks The Kink Kontroversy Beat Music, Rock & Roll
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Cajun
Dionne Warwick The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick Soul
The Animals Animal Tracks Blues Rock, British Blues
The Original Soundtrack The Sound of Music Film Soundtrack, Show Tunes
Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas Christmas Music, Cool Jazz, Jazz Pop, Television Music
Stan Tracey Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood Jazz
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
Fred Neil Bleecker & MacDougal Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Otis Redding The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Deep Soul
Four Tops Second Album Soul
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Whipped Cream and Other Delights Lounge
The Ramsey Lewis Trio The In Crowd Soul Jazz
Albert Ayler Ghosts/Vibrations Free Jazz
The Yardbirds For Your Love Blues Rock
The Temptations Temptin' Temptations Soul
The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' Blue Eyed Soul
Bobby Hutcherson Dialogue Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Angels and Demons at Play Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream
John Coltrane The John Coltrane Quartet Plays Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz
Charles Mingus Mingus at Monterey Jazz
Jimmy Smith Organ Grinder Swing Soul Jazz
Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank/Blues Run the Game Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Albert Collins The Cool Sound of Albert Collins/Truckin' with Albert Collins Electric Texas Blues
The Walker Brothers Take It Easy with The Walker Brothers Baroque Pop
Sam Rivers Contours Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Sam Rivers Fuchsia Swing Song Hard Bop
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
The Kinks Kinks-Size Mod, Pop Rock, Rock & Roll