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The Shadow of Heaven


The Shadow of Heaven

Melancholic gospel-tinged indie pop on the debut from the Manchester quartet led by singer Jamie Lee

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  1. 9.0 |   DIY

    A near-masterpiece of a debut
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The Shadow Of Heaven isn’t just one of the debuts of the year it’s a record that could make you start to question your own existence
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  3. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    An audacious and exquisite work of gloomy beauty that should see MONEY on a fast ascent
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  4. 8.5 |   The 405

    A band with fleshed-out ideals and a strident purpose to back up their supreme sounds and post-millennial hymns
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  5. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    An incredible persuasive push for thoughtful guitar music, in an often vacuous mainstream
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  6. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The highlights are unforgettable and connect deeply
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  7. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    They have undoubtedly made a statement here, and one which should shine more light on them, no matter how difficult they try and make themselves to be found
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The Shadow of Heaven sounds like it could be one of those albums that's the start of something
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  9. 8.0 |   Time Out

    There is majesty here, thanks partly to judicious use of reverb (locked into the ‘cathedral’ setting) that makes the music drift like fog on the sea
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  10. 8.0 |   The Fly

    MONEY have made something special and, maybe, even sacred
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  11. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If you’re not in a contemplative mood, all of this is pretty useless; if you are it’s difficult to know what else to play after it’s finished
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  12. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A searching, dissatisfied record, restlessly pawing at shadows for resolution
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  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    Expect to be challenged, provoked, and amazed by this near-heavenly debut
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  14. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Although The Shadow of Heaven's musical building blocks are familiar, it’s much much more than the sum of its parts
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  15. 8.0 |   NME

    Epic and vulnerable without recourse to fey wetness
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Leading lights of the new Manchester underground finally go overground. Print edition only

  17. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Definitely ones to watch. Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    The trills, arpeggios, choirs, and orchestral drumming disguise some occasionally diverting lyrics from singer Jamie Lee
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  19. 6.0 |   Q

    It's a clear-eyed first step to turning their ideas into reality. Print edition only

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