1965 (album)

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1965
Studio album by The Afghan Whigs
Released October 27, 1998
Recorded Kingsway Studios, New Orleans
Genre Rock[1]
Length 41:35
Label Columbia
Producer Greg Dulli
The Afghan Whigs chronology
Black Love
(1996)
1965
(1998)
Unbreakable: A Retrospective 1990–2006
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
CMJ favorable[1]
Entertainment Weekly A[3]
NME 9/10[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[6]
Spin 7/10[7]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[8]
Stylus Magazine favorable[9]
Yahoo! Music favorable[10]

1965 is the sixth studio album by American alternative rock band The Afghan Whigs, released October 27, 1998, on Columbia Records. It was recorded primarily at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studios in New Orleans,[11] with other recording locations at Ocean Way and Larrabee North in Los Angeles, The American Sector in New Orleans, and London Bridge in Seattle.[12] The album was produced entirely by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Greg Dulli, who also wrote most of the songs.[12] The cover photograph shows astronaut Ed White on the first American space walk as part of the Gemini 4 flight.[13]

Composition[edit]

The album incorporates jazz,[8] R&B, and soul music influences in its mainly rock sound,[1] while its songs feature erotic narratives and lyrics that brazenly celebrate sexuality.[3][4] Music journalist David Stubbs writes that the album's subject matter "reconciles lust for women with respect for women", eschewing the "ironic self-loathing" of Gentlemen (1993) and the "down in the dumps" lyrics of Black Love (1996).[4] He dubs 1965 "a triumph against the grain of post-grunge",[4] while Jason Ankeny of Allmusic calls it "the gritty soul record just always out of [The Afghan Whigs'] reach — seamlessly integrating the R&B aspirations which have textured the band's sound since the beginning".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Greg Dulli except where noted.[12]

  1. "Somethin' Hot" – 2:58
  2. "Crazy" – 4:04
  3. "Uptown Again" – 3:11
  4. "Sweet Son of a Bitch" – 0:23
  5. "66" – 3:23
  6. "Citi Soleil" – 5:06
  7. "John the Baptist" – 5:34
  8. "The Slide Song" (Dulli, McCollum) – 3:54
  9. "Neglekted" (Dulli, McCollum) – 4:01
  10. "Omertà" (Dulli, McCollum) – 5:40
  11. "The Vampire Lanois" (Dulli, McCollum, Horrigan, Curley) – 3:21

Personnel[edit]

Credits for 1965 adapted from liner notes.[12]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[14] 38
US Billboard 200[15] 176

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Helms, Chris (November 1998). "Review: 1965". CMJ (College Media): 19. 
  2. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. "1965 - The Afghan Whigs". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  3. ^ a b Diehl, Matt (November 6, 1998). "1965 Review". Entertainment Weekly (Time Inc.) (457): 88. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  4. ^ a b c d Stubbs, David (September 22, 1998). "NME Album Reviews - 1965". NME (London: IPC Media). Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  5. ^ "Review: 1965". Q (EMAP): 114. December 1998. 
  6. ^ Joe Gross et al. (November 2, 2004). Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 9–10. ISBN 0743201698. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  7. ^ Lim, Dennis (November 1998). "Review: 1965". Spin (Vibe/Spin Ventures) 14 (11): 140. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  8. ^ a b Jackson, Chris (September 27, 2005). "The Afghan Whigs - 1965 (album review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  9. ^ McGarvey, Evan (May 10, 2005). "Afghan Whigs - 1965". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  10. ^ Stegall, Tim. "The Afghan Whigs Reviews". Yahoo! Music. Yahoo!. Archived from the original on 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  11. ^ Hughes, Kim (November 5, 1998). "Afghan Whigs discover their soul in N'Awlins". NOW (Toronto: Now Communications). Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  12. ^ a b c d 1965 (CD liner). The Afghan Whigs. Columbia Records. 1998. CK 69450. 
  13. ^ http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/caption_direct.jsp?photoId=S65-30428
  14. ^ "The Afghan Whigs - 1965". ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 
  15. ^ "1965 - The Afghan Whigs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2012-08-06. 

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