Marriage is an absolutely beautiful blend of punk, rock and folk, with each element coming together almost perfectly with each stylistic influence making appearances at all the right times and almost always with enough show. The songs demonstrate an incredible amount of maturity, which one may not expect from a band's first full-length.
The album's stronger moments can be perfectly unforgettable. "Come What May"'s rough vocals and stop-go verses lead into a huge chorus and a horn-led bridge. The "na na na"s in "Young Leaves" have a similar effect in allowing a song that's seems wonderfully minimalist to blow up into a huge affair at just the right time.