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GLAY

Glay are one of the most influential bands in Japan. Forming in 1988, Glay originally started as a visual kei band, being embraced a few years later by one of visual kei's true godfathers, Yoshiki, of X Japan fame. The group were signed to Yoshiki's label, Platinum Records, in 1993, and the group released its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", a year later. A year later, in 1995, the group released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greater success. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oricon charts, and sold more than 300,000 copies. The success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, the group rele ...read more

Glay are one of the most influential bands in Japan. Forming in 1988, Glay originally started as a visual kei band, being embraced a few years later by one of visual kei's true godfathers, Yoshiki, of X Japan fame. The group were signed to Yoshiki's label, Platinum Records, in 1993, and the group released its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", a year later. A year later, in 1995, the group released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greater success. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oricon charts, and sold more than 300,000 copies. The success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, the group released two albums, "Beat Out!" & "Beloved", both of which debuted at number 1. "Beloved", in particular, went on to sell over a million copies. By this time, Glay became a household name, and one of the main figureheads of the visual kei movement, alongside fellow visual kei juggernauts Luna Sea, Buck-Tick and X Japan. Their 1997 compilation album, "Review", sold over 5 million copies, thus solidifying Glay as being the most successful artist under the Platinum Records label. In the years to come, Glay would experiment with various genres, breaking their comfort zone of pop rock and power pop. Some of those genres would include progressive rock, symphonic rock, reggae, gospel and hard rock. Today, Glay are considered to be one of the most influential and successful rock bands in, not just Japan, but Asia as a whole. « hide

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2.5
2 Votes
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01/23/2013

3.3
2 Votes
Glay
2010

3.7
3 Votes
Love is Beautiful
2007

3.7
3 Votes
The Frustrated
2004

2.8
3 Votes
Unity Roots & Family, Away
2002

1.7
3 Votes
One Love
2001

3.8
3 Votes
Heavy Gauge
1999

4.5
3 Votes
Pure Soul
1998

4.1
4 Votes
Beloved
1996

4.8
5 Votes
Beat Out!
1996

4.2
3 Votes
Speed Pop
1995

4
3 Votes
Hai to Diamond
1994

3.7
3 Votes

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