The Shadow of Heaven

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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Manchester rock quartet of Scott Beaman, Billy Byron, Charlie Cocksedge, and Jamie Lee.
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  1. Dec 11, 2013
    90
    An exquisite album by anyone's standards.
  2. Aug 19, 2013
    90
    If there is one fault, it may be that, at times, the production and backing is a little too restrained.... [But] It really is a thing of beauty, and gets better with every listen; one of the surest signs of something that will ultimately be deemed timeless.
  3. May 8, 2014
    85
    The stronger tracks are weighted towards the first half of the LP, leaving the back end of the album's pace to suffer--but remove these minor issues and what remains is an audacious and exquisite work of gloomy beauty that should see MONEY on a fast ascent, leaving grand sonic architecture in their wake.
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    80
    Expect to be challenged, provoked, and amazed by this near-heavenly debut.
  5. Aug 22, 2013
    80
    There's a sense of a band that is both instantly familiar but refreshingly different from its contemporaries.
  6. Aug 21, 2013
    80
    In The Shadow Of Heaven, Money have unveiled themselves as an ambitious band, who owe a fair bit to the influences of the city they live in as well as the generations of artist who have been inspired to write thoughtful rock music there.
  7. Sadly, they simultaneously fail to disguise a whole bucketload of ponderous, self-indulgent navel-gazing from the same source.

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