Pinegrove - 11:11
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2022 Ratings: #260 / 330
User Score
Based on 336 ratings
2022 Ratings: #200
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Northern Transmissions

The music on the album always shines. With full arrangements on every song, it is a visceral treat. 

80
AllMusic

Pinegrove has yet to deliver a clunker, and 11:11 should be a welcome addition to any fan's regular rotation, in addition to offering a few gems for anyone partial to a tuneful, earnest protest song.

78
Paste

The New Jersey band deliver 11 tracks of their reliably twangy, heart-on-sleeve rock ’n’ roll, Hall’s focus has shifted from inward to outward, and his message has evolved from contemplative to comforting.

76
Sputnikmusic

11:11 supports me unquestioningly: a companion to aimless woodland walks and petting strangers’ dogs; to Sunday morning coffee and excess pancake batter; to finding peace between the ceaseless mundane tragedy of the everyday and trying not to cry in public.

75
Under The Radar

Though most songs clock in at under the four-minute mark, all are fully formed and find this long-lived iteration of the band locked in and at their most urgent.

71
Pitchfork
The band’s open-armed fifth album looks to make amends, situating our human responsibilities within a natural world no less powerful and vulnerable than we are.
70
Clash
Their latest release '11:11', a collection of guitar-driven, intimate offerings, evokes the same tone as its namesake- that of wistful, layered musings, which while personal, feel a world away from reality.
63
Spectrum Culture

Evan Stephens Hall gets the focus on his lyrical work as he takes on much about the contemporary world with social and political issues in mind, making for an album that's more compelling lyrically than it is musically.

60
Mojo
Hall explores his anger and depression through mostly downbeat but frequently beautiful ballads.
60
PopMatters

11:11 will placate Pinegrove’s dedicated fanbase. It’s unclear whether it will harvest many new ‘pinenuts’, but it turns our faces to the flora, and in 2022 that’s far more rewarding than emo’s usual nebulous yearning.

60
Evening Standard

It’s a shame there isn’t more urgency to the music, which finds some spark on Alaska but more often, though pretty, tends to plod.

CLJesse
55

I've been struggling with insomnia since I was about 5 years old, and I think I finally found my cure! Thank you so much Pinegrove!

daltdisney
70

This doesn’t reinvent the wheel or anything, but it’s still a pleasant experience.

AndreVital
88

"11:11" is a rebirth for Massachusetts band, Pinegrove, as lead-singer, Evan Stephens Hall comes through with his most passionate and poetic lyrics along with enthralling melodies to compliment the ambition of this record.

"The intensity embedded in mundanity. An attempt to find stability in the hopelessness of the surrounding world while meandering in the inexplicably reflective silence of rural Americana"

Pinegrove had been slowly making a name for themselves within ... read more

85

While this album introduces a few new elements to Pinegrove's sound, most notably some prominent keyboard/organ sounds on a few tracks and heavier use of guitar layering, it very much sounds like a Pinegrove album. As an enormous Pinegrove fan, I am not complaining at all. It's hard to deny how perfect Cardinal is, but part of me really does want to call this my favourite Pinegrove album. Habitat and Iodine are both stunning and among the absolute best PG tracks. Most of the album's flow ... read more

81

This is a nice piece of political indie rock that on its best song makes you feel warm and fuzzy and at its worst makes you want to stop listening.

78

first half is incredible, second half is a letdown

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Track List

1Habitat
6:55
83
2Alaska
2:05
83
3Iodine
5:10
79
4Orange
4:29
77
5Flora
2:47
67
6Respirate
2:50
74
7Let
3:25
75
8So What
2:31
73
9Swimming
3:31
78
10Cyclone
2:57
80
1111th Hour
2:18
70
Total Length: 39 minutes
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Added on: November 11, 2021