Release Date: 26 August 2013
Given that this Mancunian four-piece produce a sound so echoing and grand they might as well swap the recording studio for a cave, and that they have in the past displayed a fondness for referencing art above music, I at first believed they were an offshoot from the now departed Wu Lyf, who shared similar traits. They're not, in fact, and the musical differences are important: despite the enormous sound, Money are tender and muted where Wu Lyf raged and raved. The Shadow of Heaven sounds like it could be one of those albums that's the start of something: as with the earliest releases of their labelmates Fleet Foxes, there's a sense of a band that is both instantly familiar but refreshingly different from its contemporaries. They're not afraid to be epic – six of these 10 tracks run beyond five minutes – but even on the seven minutes of the piano ballad Goodnight London, nothing sounds stretched too thin: there's just enough time for Jamie Lee to sound like he's elucidating a dream, rather than working his way through a shopping list.
- Michael Hann, The Guardian (2013)