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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 embraceda 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 late 1993, and the group released its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", in 1994. A year later, in 1995, thegroup released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greater success. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oriconcharts,and sold more than 300,000 copies. Their success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, the group rel ...read more

    Glay are one of the most influential bands in Japan. Forming in 1988, Glay originally started as a visual kei band, being embraceda 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 late 1993, and the group released its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", in 1994. A year later, in 1995, thegroup released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greater success. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oriconcharts,and sold more than 300,000 copies. Their success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, the group released two albums, "BeatOut!" & "Beloved", both of which debuted at number 1. "Beloved", in particular, went on to sell over a million copies. By thistime, Glay became a household name, and one of the main figureheads of the visual kei movement, alongside fellow visual keijuggernauts Luna Sea, Buck-Tick and X Japan. Their 1997 compilation album, "Review", sold over 5 million copies, thus solidifyingGlay as easily being the most successful act under the Platinum Records label. In the years to come, Glay would experiment withvarious 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 rockbands in, not just Japan, but Asia as a whole. « hide

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    4
    1 Votes
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    2.5
    2 Votes
    Justice
    01/23/2013

    3
    2 Votes
    Glay
    2010

    3.3
    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

    4.3
    3 Votes
    Pure Soul
    1998

    4.1
    4 Votes
    Beloved
    1996

    4.4
    6 Votes
    Beat Out!
    1996

    4.2
    3 Votes
    Speed Pop
    1995

    4
    3 Votes
    Hai to Diamond
    1994

    3.7
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