Built on Glass

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Built on Glass
Built on Glass album art.jpg
Studio album by Chet Faker
Released 11 April 2014 (2014-04-11)
Recorded North Melbourne Meat Market Studio
Genre
Length 51:25
Label
Producer Nick Murphy
Chet Faker chronology
Lockjaw
(2013)Lockjaw2013
Built on Glass
(2014)
iTunes Session
(2014)iTunes Session2014
Singles from Built on Glass
  1. "Talk Is Cheap"
    Released: 17 February 2014
  2. "1998"
    Released: 5 May 2014
  3. "Gold"
    Released: 2 June 2014

Built on Glass is the debut studio album by Australian electronic musician Chet Faker. It was released on 11 April 2014 on the Future Classic[1] label to generally favorable reviews.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 75/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
The A.V. Club B[4]
NME 6/10[5]
Now 4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10[7]
This Is Fake DIY 4/5 stars[8]

Built on Glass received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album holds an average score of 75, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Nick Murphy.

Built on GlassStandard edition
No. Title Length
1. "Release Your Problems" 3:12
2. "Talk Is Cheap" 3:38
3. "No Advice" (Airport version) 1:45
4. "Melt" (featuring Kilo Kish) 4:10
5. "Gold" 4:45
6. "To Me" 5:14
7. "/" 0:18
8. "Blush" 4:47
9. "1998" 6:05
10. "Cigarettes & Loneliness" 7:52
11. "A Lesson in Patience" 5:45
12. "Dead Body" 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from booklet.[10]

Performance
  • Nick Murphy – performer
  • CLEOPOLD – guitar solo (track 12)
Visuals and imagery
Technical and production

Tours[edit]

Built on Glass Tour[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Australia[12]
12 June 2014 Geelong Australia The Wool Exchange
13 June 2014 Melbourne Forum Theatre
14 June 2014
19 June 2014 Perth The Astor Theatre
21 June 2014 Brisbane The Tivoli
22 June 2014 Sunshine Coast Lake Kawana Community Centre
24 June 2014 Port Macquarie Glasshouse Theatre
25 June 2014 Newcastle Newcastle Civic Theatre
26 June 2014 Sydney Enmore Theatre
27 June 2014
28 June 2014 Wollongong Anita's Theatre
3 July 2014 Adelaide HQ
4 July 2014 Hobart Odeon Theatre

National tour[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Australia[13][14]
11 February 2015 Canberra Australia Royal Theatre
13 February 2015 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
14 February 2015 Brisbane Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
20 February 2015[A] Perth Western Australian Museum
21 February 2015[A]
22 February 2015 Fremantle Fremantle Arts Centre
25 February 2015 Melbourne Palais Theatre
26 February 2015
27 February 2015
28 February 2015 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
3 March 2015 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
5 March 2015 Melbourne Palais Theatre
7 March 2015
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A These concerts were a part of the "Perth International Arts Festival"
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
Date City, (State or Country) Venue Reason/Additional info
11 February 2015 Canberra, Australia ANU Bar Moved to Royal Theatre.

Built on Live tour[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Australia[15]
30 October 2015 Melbourne Australia Sidney Myer Music Bowl
31 October 2015 Brisbane Riverstage
6 November 2015 Sydney Sydney Opera House
7 November 2015

Charts and certifications[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label Catalog Ref.
Australia 11 April 2014
  • FCL107
  • FCL107
[33]
United Kingdom 14 April 2014 Future Classic
  • FCL107CD
  • FCL107
[34][35]
United States 15 April 2014 Downtown
  • DWT70381
  • DWT70382
[36][37]
Japan 30 April 2014
  • CD
  • digital download
  • HSE-30334
[38]

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