Veneer (album)

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Veneer
Veneergonzalezcover.jpg
Studio album by José González
ReleasedOctober 29, 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 October 29, 2003 in Sweden; April 25, 2005 in the rest of Europe; and on September 6, 2005 in the United States. The song "Crosses" was also featured in the 2015 video game Life Is Strange.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by José González, except where noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Slow Moves"2:52
2."Remain"3:45
3."Lovestain"2:18
4."Heartbeats" (Karin Dreijer Andersson, Olof Dreijer)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" (January 9, 2006)
    • b/w: "Suggestions"
  • "Crosses" (April 10, 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]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[7] Gold 35,000^
Sweden (GLF)[8] Platinum 60,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[9] Platinum 430,000[10]
Worldwide (IFPI) N/A 1,000,000[11]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sendra, Tim. "Veneer – José González". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  2. ^ Greenblatt, Leah (2 September 2005). "Veneer". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  3. ^ Breen, Joe (6 May 2005). "José González: Veneer (Agenda Records)". The Irish Times. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  4. ^ Murphy, John (16 November 2009). "José González – Veneer". MusicOMH. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  5. ^ Hogan, Marc (1 September 2005). "José González: Veneer". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Quick Cuts". Spin. 21 (10): 137. October 2005. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  7. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association.
  8. ^ "Guld- och Platinacertifikat − År 2007" (PDF) (in Swedish). IFPI Sweden.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "José González: 'I had all the Misfits albums growing up'". The Telegraph. 13 February 2005. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  11. ^ (PDF). www.southbankcentre https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/s3fs-public/press_releases/autumngigsreleaseregina_spektor.pdf. Retrieved 19 April 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)