Allow me to get nostalgic here for a second… I grew up in the nineties and so I’m pretty familiar with bands like Everclear, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Nirvana and Third Eye Blind. Apparently, so are the guys in Four Year Strong seeing as they filled an entire album with covers of songs from those bands and others like ‘em.
Unfortunately “Explains It All” is a very unnecessary album because nobody I know is waiting for yet another punkrock act to play punkrock versions that always start off with the original intro before speeding things up. The only time this actually works is with Tal Bachman’s “She’s So High”. Then again, that song didn’t need much to sound compared to the original.