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Various Artists / Turkish Groove
Album:Turkish Groove Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:03/2006
Label:Putumayo World Music 

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Add Date:2006-03-26 Pull Date:2006-05-28 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-03-21 
[coll]: Turkish Groove (Putamayo)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/21/06
Showcases some of the variety of Turkish pop music. Not much to represent the metal, hip hop, or various traditional-based musical forms in Turkey – very much middle of the road pop. Turkish pop tends to incorporate various Latin styles as well as Arabesque, and very pretty vocals, and much of it has a decent beat.
I liked 1, 4 9 and 11 fairly well. Hated 8.
1. **Cool swingy hand-drum rhythm, strings, female vocalist. Definite Arabesque feel.
2. Uptempo but mellow, almost a bit of Latin feel. Male vocals – major Turkish heartthrob.
3. *Downtempo, distinctive female vocals, rather melancholy feel although the lyrics are about finding one’s inner power… a bit of hip hop a la Sultana. Nice a capella ending.
4. **Gypsy brass, catchy Arabic rhythm, female singer.
5. *Turkey’s biggest star does a remix of one of his hits – very passionate vocals, cool midtempo percussion.
6. Starts with conversation in Spanish and Turkish. Slightly uptempo, cool dance beat, female vocals.
7. Passionate midtempo acoustic love song with a tiny bit of electronica.
8. Melodramatic, semi-whispered female vocals. Apparently retro Turkish movie influence, a bit ooky for my tastes…
9. **Midtempo dance syncopation, female vocals, haunting traditional flute riff. Very belly-dancey.
10. *Midtempo, female vocals, some spoken semi-hiphop style. Odd mixture of modernism and traditional instrumentation.
11. **Midtempo cool beat, contemporary sound from one of the top female stars in Turkey for the last 20 years.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.BendenizKirmizi Biber
2.Sandal, MustafaKalmadi
4.NilgulPis Pisla
5.TarkanDudu (Ozgur Buldum Remix)
8.GokselAyrilik Gunu
9.Ekinci, TugbaOha Falan Oldum Yani
10.Oncel, NazanAtiyosun
11.Aksu, SezenSanima Inanma