Bands/Musicians The Best Anatolian Rock Bands/Artists  

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Anatolian rock artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good anatolian rock bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top anatolian rock bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Anatolian rock groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all anatolian rock bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest anatolian rock bands of all time, since the most famous anatolian rock artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best anatolian rock music.

You can click on the anatolian rock band names to see more information about that particular notable anatolian rock group. If they're near the top of the best anatolian rock artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top anatolian rock bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the anatolian rock band names themselves.

Examples of artists on this list: Julean and the Rai, Mezarkabul and more. Make sure to make your voice heard on which are the best (and worst) artists on this list. Vote! If you like maNga or Hayko Cepkin, then make your voice heard.

All important, significant and iconic names in anatolian rock music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new anatolian rock bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of anatolian rock, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into anatolian rock music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good anatolian rock bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent anatolian rock bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best anatolian rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest anatolian rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular anatolian rock bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Barış Manço is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anatolian Rock Bands/Artists
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Mehmet Barış Manço, known by his stage name Barış Manço, was a Turkish rock musician, singer, songwriter, composer, and television producer. Beginning his musical career while attending Galatasaray High School, he was a pioneer of rock music in Turkey and one of the founders of the Anatolian rock genre. Manço composed around 200 songs and is among the best-selling and most awarded Turkish artists to date. Many of his songs were translated into a variety of languages including English, French, Japanese, Greek, Italian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Persian, Hebrew, Urdu, Arabic, and German, among others. Through his television program, 7'den 77'ye, Manço traveled the world and visited most countries ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock, Anatolian rock, + more

Albums: Mançoloji, Disco Manço, 2023, Hal Hal, Klasikler, + more

Nationality: Turkey

Career Began: Turkey

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Cem Karaca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anatolian Rock Bands/Artists
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Muhtar Cem Karaca, also called Cem Baba, was a prominent Turkish rock musician and one of the most important figures in the Anatolian rock movement. He is a graduate of Robert College. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Classic rock, Anatolian rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock, + more

Albums: The Best of, Volume 2, Cemaz-Ül-Evvel, The Best of, Volume 5, + more

Nationality: Turkey

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Moğollar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anatolian Rock Bands/Artists
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Moğollar is one of the pioneer bands in Turkish rock music for about 40 years and one of the founders of Turkish folk rock. The major goal of the band is to prove that folk music has a multi-layered soul and folk music's dynamism is very close to pop music's dynamism. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Rock music, Anatolian rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock

Albums: Danses et Rythmes de la Turquie, Anadolu Pop 70'li Yıllar, Volume 1, Dört Renk, 30. Yıl, + more

Career Began: Turkey

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Erkin Koray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anatolian Rock Bands/Artists
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Erkin Koray is a Turkish singer-songwriter, guitarist and one of the pioneers of Anatolian rock. He has been in the Turkish rock music scene since the late 1950s or early 1960s. He is widely acclaimed as being the first person to ever play rock and roll in Turkey; in 1957, he and his band gained fame by playing covers of Elvis Presley and Fats Domino. He was also one of the first Turkish musicians to embrace the electric guitar and modern amplification. By the late 1960s, he was already a major figure in Turkish psychedelic music and Anatolian Rock, beginning with his first psychedelic single Anma Arkadaş in 1967. Koray followed this with a number of singles, both by himself and in ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Anatolian rock, Pop rock, Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, + more

Albums: Elektronik Turkuler, The Best of, 2, Erkin Koray Tutkusu, Meçhul: Singles & Rarities, + more

Nationality: Turkey

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