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Fourth album from the New Jersey indie rock band produced by frontman, singer-songwriter Evan Stephens Hall and guitarist Sam Skinner

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  1. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    In a world aching to be cynical, Pinegrove are anything but, and Marigold is a ray of hope in a hopeless world
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  2. 9.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Expertly crafted songs that are about getting better, if you want them to be
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The band, and Hall, manage to retain their contemplative and overtly confessional style, and deliver something intensely moving and beautifully constructed. There is baggage to Marigold, and for some it might prove a step too far. For those who feel otherwise inclined, there is much here to cherish
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  4. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Marigold brims with the promise that any sustained run of the band's current line-up will yield a multiplicity of their best moments
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  5. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    If you’re willing to hear them out, it’s their best record since Cardinal
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    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. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Rekindle the guileless spirit of mid-'90s alt rock in The Alarmist's twilit wistfulness; or Moment's surge of power-chord melancholy. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Pinegrove seem to have come out of the darkness much stronger for it
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Marigold offers no major surprises or alterations in the band's sound, just quality songwriting and a rather remarkable consistency
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  10. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    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
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  11. 7.4 |   Gig Soup

    The New Jersey outfit's fourth album is their biggest departure to date: one of positivity and a drive to find a healthier mindset. Even for a band as deeply rooted in spiritual connections as Pinegrove, 'Marigold' seems to be their most powerful yet
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Recorded in the front room of his and guitarist Nick Levine's house, it offers slightly improved fidelity, thanks to guitarist and co-producer Sam Skinner eschewing a live-off-the-floor sound
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  13. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The indie-folk band still possess their signature warmth, but the charm of their heartfelt confessionals has dimmed
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  14. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    While many fans of Pinegrove are primed to celebrate Marigold as a return to form, those of us hoping for some emotional growth will likely castigate the album for the same reason
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  15. 6.0 |   music OMH

    There’s a danger throughout Marigold of looking too deeply into every lyric, and of searching for meaning in each song. Those who come to Pinegrove without knowing the backstory will find an album of pleasant alt-country that may not hit the heights of their back catalogue, but feels like a tentative step back to normality
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  16. 6.0 |   NME

    In the wake of scandal, it sometimes seems as though Pinegrove have tried to record an album so boring and sensible that no one could think of anything to say about it
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  17. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    The most insulting moment overall is the waltzing drums and melody of Neighbor, a song that enacts as a thudding kick to the privates at the end of a 37-minute album that feels closer to feature-length
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