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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the New Jersey indie rock band was recorded in upstate New York.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    This is undoubtedly Pinegrove’s best record yet, and isn’t without its learnings for those that decide to spend some time with it. The band, and Hall, manage to retain their contemplative and overtly confessional style, and deliver something intensely moving and beautifully constructed.
  2. Jan 14, 2020
    85
    What is clear is that the album adds to Pinegrove's growing status as one of the most talented recording and touring bands in the land. Marigold brims with the promise that any sustained run of the band's current line-up will yield a multiplicity of their best moments.
  3. Jan 17, 2020
    81
    Marigold is an excellent portrayal of someone trying to get better, own up to his mistakes and move on in a healthy way for all parties involved. It’s more restrained and defenseless than ever before musically and lyrically as Hall asks both himself and the listener for forgiveness. If you’re so inclined to hear him out, there’s a lot to like here. And if you aren’t, then that’s OK too.
  4. 75
    Hardcore fans will be happy the band have survived a crisis, but Marigold falters a bit under the weight of Hall’s relentless self-regard. Hopefully, he’ll be able to get out of his own way better next time.
  5. Jan 23, 2020
    70
    On “Marigold,” Pinegrove is a more temperate band than it has been, and also a crisper and less complicated one, a musical direction it had already been moving in on its last album.
  6. Jan 21, 2020
    70
    Here the songs unfold with greater purpose, the verses and choruses more defined. It is both physically rousing and emotionally moving.
  7. Jan 23, 2020
    50
    A 37-minute album that feels closer to feature-length.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jan 17, 2020
    10
    Evan Stephens Hall has an incredible way of making this album sound personal. Not as much in the sense of personal as in relatable, but likeEvan Stephens Hall has an incredible way of making this album sound personal. Not as much in the sense of personal as in relatable, but like he is singing directly to you, nearby. For you. It’s honest, poetic, layered, raw, a true piece of art. The whole album was produced very well and the entire band sounds great, including several guitar parts being very memorable. Expand
  2. Jan 21, 2020
    8
    There is a sincerity and warmth to Pinegrove that I find lovely and unique. Hall's lyrics have an unusual literariness that would beThere is a sincerity and warmth to Pinegrove that I find lovely and unique. Hall's lyrics have an unusual literariness that would be pretentious under someone less talented. Pinegrove has proved, to me at least, that they are a serious band and worth listening to. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2020
    7
    ( 75/100 )

    Ciertamente sensible e intenso, la banda comete el error de tocar esas emociones sin realmente explorarlas. De repente las
    ( 75/100 )

    Ciertamente sensible e intenso, la banda comete el error de tocar esas emociones sin realmente explorarlas. De repente las canciones se sienten muy largas y de repente muy cortas, esto es gracias a que les toma mucho tiempo decir poco y en el ultimo toque se explayan muy brevemente en conceptos musicales que pudieron haber sido interesantes de explorar. A pesar de no ser novedoso y sorprendente, la producción, por Evan Stephens Hall y Sam Skinner, se encargan de tocar las notas correctas para activar emociones sinceras, reflexivas y maduras en quienes escuchan el álbum.

    Certainly sensible and intense, the band makes the mistake of touching tose emotions without really exploring them. The songs suddenly feel too long and suddenly too short. This is thanks to the fact that it takes too much time to say very few and too few and in the last moment they briefly explode a musical concept that could've been very interesting to explore. Even though not being original and surprising, the production, by Evan Stephens Hall and Sam Skinner, take care of touching the right notes to activate sincere, reflective and mature emotions in those who listen.
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  4. Jan 22, 2020
    0
    Very very bad album to listen to the song that made are just like the other
  5. Feb 14, 2020
    0
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