The Shadow of Heaven

MONEY - The Shadow of Heaven
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2013 Ratings: #26 / 1057
User Score
Based on 42 ratings
August 26, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
Dream Pop, Indie Pop / Genres
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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.

The 405

There's a rich vein of sparkly feelings to be mined on Shadow Of Heaven, and repeated listens are highly recommended - at first it may appear a dour tantrum, and though that's still present after a few plays, you begin to find and grab onto the fragments of hope and vague optimism.

The Line of Best Fit

The Shadow of Heaven is an incredible persuasive push for thoughtful guitar music, in an often vacuous mainstream.


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.

The Fly

That sense of spirituality is more a feeling than a widely discussed theme; an atmosphere used to give gravitas and grandiosity to their compositions. What ‘The Shadow…’ does though, is play with your emotions. 


They’re magical, not least in their ability to conjure that British combination of epic and vulnerable without recourse to fey wetness.

A new name, moving beyond the National and Editors boundaries. Not perfect, but at points so beautiful.
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Track List

  1. So Long (God Is Dead)
  2. Who's Going to Love You Now
  3. Bluebell Fields
  4. Goodnight London
  5. Letter to Yesterday
  6. Hold Me Forever
  7. Cold Water
  8. The Cruelty of Godliness
  9. The Shadow of Heaven
  10. Black
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Added on: August 13, 2013