Best L'Arc~en~Ciel Albums

The best of L'Arc~en~Ciel album, from its debut until today, all their albums including compilations, remixes.
The Top Ten
1 Kiss Kiss Product Image

I really like this album!

2 Ark Ark Product Image

Best album. Every song is a masterpiece. There's not a single song I don't like!

I totally love this album!

3 Heart Heart Product Image

Every song is amazing. Yukihiro gave the band new life and it sports two perfectly crafted singles in Niji and Winter Fall. Anata is their best ballad too.

It has so many gems, just a beautiful album. I especially like Promised land, Fate and Loreley.

Totally underrated! My favorite!

Way underrated L'arc album.

4 Dune Dune Product Image
5 Real Real Product Image

Quality wise, its more like Ark and Ray combined. Well, technically tighter plus the rockier mood, and with more prominent showcase of Yukihiro's talent in electronica. The sound isn't like their other albums (Each of their album has different "colors", that's why L'Arc~en~Ciel never boring. This album released on 2000, so the songs and their arrangement are set to reflect the new millennium). Confidence and solidity after their last success, and advancement toward new era of L'Arc before their hiatus is all in this one

This is in my opinion the album that truly defined L'arc en ciel's talent. This was when L'arc was at the very top of their game.

Freakingly beautiful album this is. The best.. I feel the anger hate love every emotion in this album.

6 Awake Awake Product Image

This is the best. what can I say, it opens with a kick ass NEW WORLD, and it contained some of the finest Hyde's songs in it (My Dear, Killing Me, Ophelia, Hoshizora).

L'arc en Ciel is the kind of musician which has equally distributed good songs in their album. But in my opinion, this is their best.

My first album by them, will always remain a masterpiece in my opinion

7 Heavenly

I love this album, It's happy but nostalgic, strong, every song is connected to the following one. It's a completed album.

8 Ray Ray Product Image
9 Tierra Tierra Product Image

Raw and inspiring. Listen to this album and Dune to understand the core of L'arc sounds. Overall, every L'arc album show us their capability to blend commercial with artsy taste, their versatility as musician, and how solid they are as a band. Here, we can hear how L'arc music as a new band of four young mind, fresh from indie scene, display their poetic approach to brings the mood of dreamy emotion. The later L'arc album, while more advanced technically, seems to get drown by their own fame.

Highlight in this album: In the Air, Blame, Inner Core, Nemuri Ni Yosete, white Feathers

10 Smile Smile Product Image
The Contenders
11 True True Product Image

It's the more pop one, but personally it's my favorites. I think it's pretty interesting to listen this one to see the transition of the band before and after Sakura left. Also in my humble opinion, between this one and Heart, Hyde's voice was at it best. Every song is good (well, the engrish in Good Morning Hide maybe isn't) but I recommend the Fourth Avenue Cafe (probably, the most known one), flower, Kaze ni Kienaide and Lies and Truth. Hidden jems are I Wish (a X-mas song, sort of), Round and Round and Caress of Venus. Finally, I like the less Farewell and Dearest Love but if you like slow songs maybe you like those better than me.

As for the "after Sakura" albums, I recommend Real (they were at the top of their career back then) and the recently released Butterfly (it's a bit of return to the roots + experimenting with new stuff).

1996 album, last album with sakura as a drummer
1. Kaze ni Kienaide
2. flower
3. Lies and Truth
4. the Fourth Avenue Cafe

12 Butterfly Butterfly Product Image

Laruku proves that they still produce quality music. Hyde's voice is as sublime as ever <3

A lot of great singles are compiled:
Drink It Down
Good luck my way
Nexus 4

New tracks:
Wild Flower
Bye Bye
Shade of season (loved this one)
Mirai Sekai.

13 The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel c/w The Best of L'Arc-en-Ciel c/w Product Image
14 Best of l'Arc-En-Ciel 1998-2000 Best of l'Arc-En-Ciel 1998-2000 Product Image
15 Clicked Singles Best 13 Clicked Singles Best 13 Product Image
16 Best of l'Arc-En-Ciel 1994-1998 Best of l'Arc-En-Ciel 1994-1998 Product Image
17 Quadrinity ~Member's Best Selections
18 Ectomorphed Works Ectomorphed Works Product Image
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