Altın Gün - Yol
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #205 / 527
User Score
Based on 244 ratings
2021 Ratings: #262
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

Yol is a brilliant album formed of fresh, psychedelic sounds that transport the listener to other times and places.

80
Uncut

Yol fully embraces the sound of the Roland SH-o9, the Omnichord and the Syndrum while retaining a heady, psychedelic vibe.

80
musicOMH

Immaculately produced by the Gent electronic duo Asa Moto the Dutch and Turkish musical collaborators have once again successfully captured the spiritual, nostalgic and avant future and past of contemporary Anatolia.

80
PopMatters

Yol proves Altın Gün’s versatility, reassuring listeners that the group can walk down many paths and still take us on a fabulous trip.

80
AllMusic

The synthy, downbeat direction they chose may not be the most thrilling option, but the band make it work thanks to their musical vision, the wonderful voices of Merve Dasdemir and Erdinç Ecevit, and the fact that nobody else around is making music quite like this.

76
Pitchfork
On their third album, Amsterdam’s finest Turkish psych revivalists add synths and drum machines to spirited ’70s standards from the Anatolian funk canon.
70
The Needle Drop

Altın Gün diversifies its take on Anatolian rock with Yol.

60
Mojo
Too often lazily lumped with their Turkish psych heroes, when their fearless brand of pure pop here is far closer to The Human League than Barış Manço.
MickyT
76
Altin Gün present a fun, vibrant, and fun fusion of Anatolian Rock, Turkish Folk, Neo-Psychedelia and Synthpop on their 3rd album 'Yol' and while I feel like it falters towards the end with tracks that are pretty derivative and one-dimensional, there's still plenty to enjoy from this record from the vibrant production to the subtle yet enchanting performances and the highlights that I really loved.
Quilaiba
63
Fun while it's on but I think I hyped this record a little bit too much in my mind. Those some groovy, rippling synthpop on here but it lacks true staying power.
Schmedess
77
This shit was so fun, groovy, colorful. Can't wait for these guys to get even more ambitious into the future
ThisIsLukas
78
Altın Gün, a Grammy-nominated Anatolian rock band based in Amsterdam, expands their discography with their third studio record, Yol. The colourful mixture of synthpop, rock, Turkish folk, neo-psychedelia and even a little bit of funk does not always sound mindblowing (sometimes it is even a little bit "plastic") but it might be an interesting listen for fans of Tame Impala for example.

Altın Gün debuted in 2018, not a long time ago, with their first album On. Despite ... read more
7rent
70
Second half of this project is where it really shines. Really dope anatolian-tinged synthpop. Beats the tar out of the new KGLW records, tbh.

Favorite Tracks: Yuce Dag Basinda, Kesik Cayir, Kara Toprak, Sevda Olmasaydi, Macka Yollari, Yekte, Esmerim Guzelim

Least Favorite Track: Bulunur Mu
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Added on: December 15, 2020