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Best Albums of 1965

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1965 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 20,000 greatest album charts.

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1965 year summaryThe best artists of 1965 were Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Coltrane, Otis Redding, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, Albert Ayler, Nina Simone and The Rolling Stones.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Highway 61 RevisitedUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 1965:1Rank Score:58,390
Rank in 1960s7Overall Rank:19
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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2.

Rubber SoulUnited Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:1,241 charts
Rank in 1965:2Rank Score:52,793
Rank in 1960s8Overall Rank:21
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,599 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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3.

Bringing It All Back HomeUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:1965Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 1965:3Rank Score:18,411
Rank in 1960s20Overall Rank:91
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (823 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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4.

A Love SupremeUnited States John Coltrane
Year of Release:1965Appears in:531 charts
Rank in 1965:4Rank Score:16,856
Rank in 1960s21Overall Rank:104
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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5.

Help!United Kingdom The Beatles
Year of Release:1965Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1965:5Rank Score:8,973
Rank in 1960s36Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  81/100 (864 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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6.

Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings SoulUnited States Otis Redding
Year of Release:1965Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 1965:6Rank Score:5,388
Rank in 1960s45Overall Rank:335
Average Rating:  83/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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7.

My GenerationUnited Kingdom The Who
Year of Release:1965Appears in:235 charts
Rank in 1965:7Rank Score:3,300
Rank in 1960s63Overall Rank:529
Average Rating:  79/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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8.

Today!United States The Beach Boys
Year of Release:1965Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 1965:8Rank Score:1,833
Rank in 1960s89Overall Rank:890
Average Rating:  79/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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9.

Spiritual UnityUnited States Albert Ayler
Year of Release:1965Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 1965:9Rank Score:1,550
Rank in 1960s105Overall Rank:1,040
Average Rating:  76/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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10.

Mr. Tambourine ManUnited States The Byrds
Year of Release:1965Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 1965:10Rank Score:1,228
Rank in 1960s121Overall Rank:1,275
Average Rating:  78/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of 1965 composition

Artist Albums %


The Rolling Stones 4 2%
The Kinks 4 2%
Frank Sinatra 4 2%
The Supremes 4 2%
The Beach Boys 3 1%
Miles Davis 3 1%
Ornette Coleman Trio 3 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 167 63%
United Kingdom 51 19%
Brazil 9 3%
Sweden 6 2%
France 5 2%
Australia 5 2%
Mixed Nationality 4 2%
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