Veneer (album)

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Veneer
Veneergonzalezcover.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 October 2003
GenreFolk, indie rock
Length30:50
LabelImperial
ProducerJosé González
José González chronology
Veneer
(2003)
In Our Nature
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Irish Times4/5 stars[3]
MusicOMH4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork7.0/10[5]
SpinA−[6]

Veneer is the debut studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter José González. It was released on 29 October 2003, in Sweden, 25 April 2005 in the rest of Europe and on 6 September 2005 in the United States.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by José González, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Slow Moves" 2:52
2."Remain" 3:45
3."Lovestain" 2:18
4."Heartbeats" (The Knife cover)2:40
5."Crosses" 2:43
6."Deadweight on Velveteen" 3:27
7."All You Deliver" 2:20
8."Stay in the Shade" 2:23
9."Hints" 3:52
10."Save Your Day" 2:30
11."Broken Arrows" 1:58

Singles[edit]

  • "Heartbeats" (9 January 2006)
    • b/w: "Suggestions"
  • "Crosses" (10 April 2006)
    • b/w: "Storm"

2 Disc Special Edition[edit]

  1. "Storm"
  2. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (Joy Division)
  3. "Suggestions"
  4. "Down The Hillside"
  5. "Sensing Owls"
  6. "Hand On Your Heart" (Kylie Minogue)
  7. "Instrumental"

Personnel[edit]

  • José González – vocals, guitars, percussion
  • Stefan Sporsen – trumpet on "Broken Arrows"

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[18] Gold 7,500^
Sweden (GLF)[19] Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[21] Platinum 430,000[20]
Summaries
Europe 250,000+[22]
Worldwide N/A 1,000,000[23]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Veneer – José González". AllMusic. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (September 2, 2005). "Veneer". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  3. ^ Breen, Joe (May 6, 2005). "José González: Veneer (Agenda Records)". The Irish Times. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Murphy, John (November 16, 2009). "José González – Veneer". MusicOMH. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (September 1, 2005). "José González: Veneer". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Quick Cuts". Spin. 21 (10): 137. October 2005. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – José González – Veneer" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – José González – Veneer" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  9. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography José González". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – José González – Veneer". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – José González – Veneer". Hung Medien. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  14. ^ "Årslista Album – År 2003" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  15. ^ "Årslista Album – År 2004" (in Swedish). Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  16. ^ "End of Year Album Chart Top 100 – 2006". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 2020-07-27.
  18. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – José González – Veneer". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  19. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2007" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-17. Retrieved May 26, 2019.
  20. ^ "José González: 'I had all the Misfits albums growing up'". The Telegraph. February 13, 2005. Retrieved April 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "British album certifications – José González – Veneer". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Veneer in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  22. ^ "Impala Sales Award Winner June 2005 – January 2008" (PDF). Impala. December 3, 2008. Retrieved July 9, 2019.
  23. ^ (PDF). www.southbankcentre https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/s3fs-public/press_releases/autumngigsreleaseregina_spektor.pdf. Retrieved April 19, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)