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#1
i want to know if any of u guys listen to jose Gonzalez...
he is one of my favorite sogn writers of today

i suggest all of u to download Heartbeats (it was orginally a techno song from what i heard and he turned it into an incredable folk song)

im just wondering what u guys think of it
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#2
I have All You Deliver and it is sexy.
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#3
I want his album incredbily badly, I just haven't been able to get it for a reasonable price anywhere. I may just have to break down and buy it, he really is incredible.
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#4
Very nice. I found out about him through that Sony commercial with the bouncing balls. They had his name on their product page and everything... more companies should do that.
I noticed he uses the same tuning on many of his songs (D A D F# B E).
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#5
He is good, but 'Veneer' is pretty boring.

The band who originally did 'heartbeats' was The Knife.
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#6
everyone's started to really hate him recently, which is probably because he's on a major label. I like him, album isnt the best i've ever heard, but some song are amazing.
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#7
Jose Gonzalez is absolutly amazing - yes, yes he is.

I didn't know he didn't write Heartbeats though, thats news to me.
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#9
i've only heard "heartbeats" so far, on the radio. that song caught my ear because it is really different from what the radio stations usually play. i think it's a truly beautiful song - i always love songs which have that kind of mood - , and so i tried to get the album in some store. it seems like they haven't released it yet here in germany, but i'm keeping my eyes open...
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#10
i've only heard heartbeats too, because of the sony bravia ad. i love that song... i should check out some more of his stuff. what other songs would people recommend?

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#12
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i've only heard heartbeats too, because of the sony bravia ad. i love that song... i should check out some more of his stuff. what other songs would people recommend?

unluCKY...


id say "crosses" is a close contender for best song on the album with heartbeats. "slow moves" is really nice as well


i got the album for christmas but havent listened to it for ages, havent really been in the mood. but i agree its pretty damn beautiful.

a mate of mine found a jose gonzalez EP in HMV the other day, says its pretty good but i havent had a chance to give it a listen yet.
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#13
Got the album today, it's okay (short).

I liked a few of the tracks I'd not heard before actually, the couple that follow the singles are nice.
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#14
aghh, its a really nice song, the album was ok, but i loved the techno one so much!
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#15
I love heartbeats, beautiful song.
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#16
Tez sent me a couple of tracks, Heartbeats and Hints. And I lvoe them both
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#17
Yeah the whole album is very good, somewhat similar through-out but it's impressive, beautiful, absorbing and well I like that sort of thing.
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#19
i kind of hate saying this because its such a clichéd indie snob thing to say...

but when it comes to 'heartbeats' am I the only one who much prefers the original?
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#20
Quote by LKW
Very nice. I found out about him through that Sony commercial with the bouncing balls. They had his name on their product page and everything... more companies should do that.
I noticed he uses the same tuning on many of his songs (D A D F# B E).


that's actually how i heard of him too.
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#21
Quote by RobbieMac2002
i kind of hate saying this because its such a clichéd indie snob thing to say...

but when it comes to 'heartbeats' am I the only one who much prefers the original?


i listened to the original after hearing josés' version and i thought it was so different, i wouldn't say i prefered (to me the two songs were almost uncompareble because of how much difference there is) it but it was really good,
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#23
;___;? im d/ling veener right now.


Edit (after hearing): i don't really like this. heartbeats is by far the best (and only pretty decent) track here...
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#24
Awesome guitar player.
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#25
Jose Gonzalez is MM-AZING. Also, I'm glad he's on a major label, means more people will be able to hear him and appreciate him. I'm glad when any of my favorite artists are signed up to the next level, its great.
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#26
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Jose Gonzalez is absolutly amazing - yes, yes he is.

I didn't know he didn't write Heartbeats though, thats news to me.


No, were friends of him, The knife I think. Who can play heartbeats? It's amazing
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#27
Is he the guy from the adverts?
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#28
Quote by goog7
i want to know if any of u guys listen to jose Gonzalez...
he is one of my favorite sogn writers of today

i suggest all of u to download Heartbeats (it was orginally a techno song from what i heard and he turned it into an incredable folk song)

im just wondering what u guys think of it


It's a great song and José is an amazing songwriter.

It was written by Swedish electronica-duo The Knife. If you like electronica you should really check them out, they're great. Both song versions are great, though I do prefer Josés version.

Veneer is such an incredible album. Really looking forward to his next album. I hear it's coming out this year.
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#29
Quote by Velvet_Craig
Is he the guy from the adverts?


From the Sony Bravia-commercial with the bouncing balls in San Fransisco (or so I heard).
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#30
Quote by RobbieMac2002
i kind of hate saying this because its such a clichéd indie snob thing to say...

but when it comes to 'heartbeats' am I the only one who much prefers the original?


heartbeats is definitely better by the knife.
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#31
I've got his album but I found his album a bit too boring, songs being too similair and that.

Heartbeats and Hand On Your Heart are great anyway
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#32
Quote by Velvet_Craig
Is he the guy from the adverts?


He's from Gothenburg, Sweden.
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#33
I've heard heartbeats, wasn't it originally done by the knife? I much prefered the original so I didn't really look into his other stuff.
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#34
I got Veneer and it's a great album. Really easy listening type of music.

Favourite song would have to be Deadweight On Velveteen.

Anybody going to get his new album? Comes out in Sept. Can't wait.
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#35
Yes, the Knife originally did "Heartbeats."

And yes, Jose Gonzalez is absolutely amazing.

He's also absolutely gorgeous. Just for the record.
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#37
Saw the video for his new single. It sounds good, but the last mintue does get repetitive.
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#38
I just picked up his new album In Our Nature. This man does not dissapoint with his music.
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#39
Although Jose is a bit too quiet for my liking, I think Heartbeats is amongst my favourite songs ever. It's such a heartfelt song- and he's a terrific songwriter, he really is
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#40
Quote by yourmumsanemo!
Although Jose is a bit too quiet for my liking, I think Heartbeats is amongst my favourite songs ever. It's such a heartfelt song- and he's a terrific songwriter, he really is

Jose didn't write Heartbeats.