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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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  1. 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.
  2. Jan 15, 2020
    80
    His words are stirring without ever being hyper-specific, and can apply to any trying situation that he or the listener has experienced. There is a connection with him through his delivery, which maintains the modesty and gratitude of a person just genuinely trying to figure his way through life.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 14, 2020
    80
    The mournful pedal steel, keening harmonies and thumping analogue rhythms that ornament the deeply introspective songs of Marigold transform what would be a slog of emo self-absorption in less nimble hands into a vibrantly empathetic experience. [Feb 2020, p.30]
  4. Jan 16, 2020
    80
    Marigold offers no major surprises or alterations in the band's sound, just quality songwriting and a rather remarkable consistency.
  5. 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.
  6. Rolling Stone
    Jan 14, 2020
    70
    Like the Promise Ring gone country, and heartwarmingly so. [Jan 2020, p.84]
  7. 60
    It doesn’t sound like the work of a band who might inspire legions of fans (among them, apparently, Kristen Stewart) to get tattooed with their logo, but these world-weary yet radio-friendly ballads imply the band might achieve longevity after all. Three chords and the truth never gets old, and ‘Marigold’ vividly paints the knottiness of adulthood.

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