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All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Four Year Strong pay tribute to the '90s with this polished covers album, which features renditions of songs by Everclear, No Doubt, Nirvana, and their flannel-shirted ilk. The obvious goal here is nostalgia, a wistful sentiment that the group tries to stir up in the liner notes which feature '90s-centric essays by the bandmates, all of whom give the decade an enthusiastic thumbs up and the diverse track list. Tal Bachman's "She's So High" and Del Amitri's "Roll to Me" are unexpected inclusions, while the band's attention to rhythm -- a focus that results in occasional snatches of half-time, double-time, and start-and-stop measures -- helps add a unique element to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
Four Year Strong pay tribute to the '90s with this polished covers album, which features renditions of songs by Everclear, No Doubt, Nirvana, and their flannel-shirted ilk. The obvious goal here is nostalgia, a wistful sentiment that the group tries to stir up in the liner notes which feature '90s-centric essays by the bandmates, all of whom give the decade an enthusiastic thumbs up and the diverse track list. Tal Bachman's "She's So High" and Del Amitri's "Roll to Me" are unexpected inclusions, while the band's attention to rhythm -- a focus that results in occasional snatches of half-time, double-time, and start-and-stop measures -- helps add a unique element to the more predictable selections. Many cover albums have been better and many have been worse, but Four Year Strong Explains It All is aimed exclusively at the band's own fans, most of whom will gobble up these brash, punky odes to the late 20th century.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/21/2009
  • Label: I Surrender Records
  • UPC: 637872101124
  • Catalog Number: 122
  • Sales rank: 78,185

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Much for the Afterglow (2:50)
  2. 2 Absolutely (Story of a Girl) (2:55)
  3. 3 Ironic (2:48)
  4. 4 Bullet with Butterfly Wings (3:04)
  5. 5 Semi-Charmed Life (3:29)
  6. 6 Spiderwebs (3:03)
  7. 7 Roll to Me (2:26)
  8. 8 Fly (3:48)
  9. 9 In Bloom (3:34)
  10. 10 She Really Loved You (2:00)
  11. 11 She's So High (3:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Four Year Strong Primary Artist
Keith Buckley Vocals
Travis "Schleprok" McCoy Vocals
Alan Day Guitar, Vocals
Josh Lyford Synthesizer, Vocals
Dan O'Connor Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Glen Ballard Composer
Kurt Cobain Composer
Billy Corgan Composer
Alan Shacklock Composer
Eric Stenman Engineer
Alanis Morissette Composer
Bill Purcell Digital Editing
Craig Montoya Composer
Gwen Stefani Composer
Tony Kanal Composer
Rodney Sheppard Composer
John Hampson Composer
Roger Lima Engineer
Will Putney Engineer, Digital Editing
Machine Audio Production
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