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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 byone 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 groupreleased its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", in 1994. A year later, in 1995, thegroup released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greatersuccess. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oriconcharts,and sold more than 300,000 copies. Their success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, thegroup 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 byone 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 groupreleased its debut album, "Hai to Diamond", in 1994. A year later, in 1995, thegroup released its second album, "Speed Pop", to much greatersuccess. The album peaked at number 8 on the Oriconcharts,and sold more than 300,000 copies. Their success kept getting bigger, and in 1996, thegroup 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 LunaSea, Buck-Tick and X Japan. Their 1997 compilation album, "Review", sold over 5 million copies, thus solidifyingGlay as easily being the mostsuccessful act under the Platinum Records label. In the years to come, Glay would experiment withvarious genres, breaking their comfort zone of poprock and power pop. Some of those genres would include progressive rock,symphonic rock, reggae, gospel and hard rock. Today, Glay are consideredto be one of the most influential and successful rockbands in, not just Japan, but Asia as a whole. « hide

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LPs
Summerdelics
2017

3
2 Votes
Music Life
2014

3.5
2 Votes
Guilty
01/23/2013

2.5
3 Votes
Justice
01/23/2013

2.7
3 Votes
Glay
2010

3.5
4 Votes
Love is Beautiful
2007

3.5
4 Votes
The Frustrated
2004

2.9
4 Votes
Unity Roots & Family, Away
2002

1.9
4 Votes
One Love
2001

3.9
4 Votes
Heavy Gauge
1999

4.3
4 Votes
Pure Soul
1998

4.1
5 Votes
Beloved
1996

4.4
7 Votes
Beat Out!
1996

4.1
4 Votes
Speed Pop
1995

3.9
4 Votes
Hai to Diamond
1994

3.8
4 Votes
EPs
WINTERDELICS.EP ~あなたといきてゆく~
2017

G4-IV
2016

3.5
1 Votes
Bleeze ~G4-III~
2014

3.3
2 Votes
Hope and The Silver Sunrise
2011

2
1 Votes
G4-II -The Red Moon-
2011

3
1 Votes
G4
2006

4
2 Votes
Live Albums
GLAY EXPO '99 SURVIVAL LIVE IN MAKUHARI
2000

Compilations
rare collectives vol.4
2011

3
1 Votes
rare collectives vol.3
2011

3
1 Votes
THE GREAT VACATION VOL.2 ~SUPER BEST OF GLAY~
2009

4
1 Votes
THE GREAT VACATION VOL.1 ~SUPER BEST OF GLAY~
2009

3.5
1 Votes
WHITE ROAD -Ballad Best Singles-
2005

3.5
1 Votes
rare collectives vol.1
2003

3.5
1 Votes
rare collectives vol.2
2003

3
1 Votes
DRIVE -GLAY complete BEST
2000

4
1 Votes
The Future Diary On The Film (OST)
2000

REVIEW ~BEST OF GLAY~
1997

4
2 Votes

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