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L'arc-en-Ciel

L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, arguably the most popular band to emerge from there since X Japan. Originally a visual kei-inspired band, the group detached themselves from the tag in 1994, despite maintaining a rather flamboyant image. However, by 1997, as the group became increasingly more successful, their visual image evaporated as well. In 2001, after selling millions of albums and singles, L'arc took time off to concentrate on side projects, but returned in 2004 to humongous fanfare. The band toured around the world, most notably being the first Asian band to play at the Ma ...read more

L'Arc-en-Ciel is a Japanese rock band, arguably the most popular band to emerge from there since X Japan. Originally a visual kei-inspired band, the group detached themselves from the tag in 1994, despite maintaining a rather flamboyant image. However, by 1997, as the group became increasingly more successful, their visual image evaporated as well. In 2001, after selling millions of albums and singles, L'arc took time off to concentrate on side projects, but returned in 2004 to humongous fanfare. The band toured around the world, most notably being the first Asian band to play at the Madison Square Garden, which, to top it off, soon sold out.

They're also known for their anime connection, with the popular "Ready Steady Go" being used as an opening for Fullmetal Alchemist, "Spirit Dreams Inside" was used as the theme for the movie "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within", and the controversial single, "The Fourth Avenue Cafe", which, for a period, was an ending theme to the legendary anime series, Rurouni Kenshin. To date, the band has sold an impressive amount of over 30 million copies, making them one of the best selling Japanese artists of all time. « hide

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LPs
Butterfly
02/08/2012

3.9
10 Votes
Kiss
2007

3.5
12 Votes
AWAKE
2005

3.9
14 Votes
SMILE
2004

3.7
21 Votes
REAL
2000

4.1
13 Votes
Ray
1999

3.8
11 Votes
Ark
1999

4
14 Votes
HEART
1998

4.1
7 Votes
True
1996

3.7
11 Votes
heavenly
1995

3.7
8 Votes
Tierra
1994

3.9
8 Votes
DUNE
1993

3.6
7 Votes
Live Albums
AWAKE TOUR 2005 [DVD]
2005

4
3 Votes
Live in USA [DVD]
2005

2.9
5 Votes
SMILE TOUR 2004 [DVD]
2005

4.2
3 Votes
Compilations
The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel 1994–1998
2003

3
1 Votes
The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel 1998-2000
2003

3
1 Votes

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