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, with other recording locations at Ocean Way and Larrabee North in Los Angeles, The American Sector in New Orleans, and London Bridge in Seattle. The album was produced entirely by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Greg Dulli, who also wrote most of the songs. The cover photograph shows astronaut Ed White on the first American space walk as part of the Gemini 4 flight.
The album incorporates jazz,R&B, and soul music influences in its mainly rock sound, while its songs feature erotic narratives and lyrics that brazenly celebrate sexuality. 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). He dubs 1965 "a triumph against the grain of post-grunge", 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".