Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Four Year Strong

Four Year Strong are a four-piece (formerly five) pop punk/melodic hardcore band from Worcester, Massachusetts in 2001. Since then, they've become one of the most well-known pop punk bands of the past decade, and have toured with pretty much every band ever as well. They began quite young, since their band name is derived from their friendship in high school (they lasted for four years, strong). The term "easycore" is often used to describe them, meaning that they mix in heavier, hardcore-influenced breakdowns, and mosh-worthy double bass drum with the typical catchiness of pop punk. They also feature quite a lot of synth and keyboard parts, though they have slightly abandoned that in recent years. They write some insanely catchy songs, which are perfectly executed by the band's dual vocalists. A particular thing to note about this band is how their sound is constantly shifting from album to album, which is rare for a band in this genre to constantly try new things, but something definitely commendable to do. I'm sure most people reading this have heard of Four Year Strong, especially since they get a ton of requests and are so well-known. Below is all of their full-lengths, their cover album, EP's, demos and such. Obviously all their material is worth checking out, but I'd especially encourage you to listen to their early demos, since they are unexpectedly good. And if you're looking for one album to start with them, I'd go with Rise Or Die Trying, but it's ultimately up to personal opinion. Thanks to Jacob Shumaker for the help with this post, and enjoy!

1. Run With Me
2. The Strong, The Heartbroken
3. The Eleventh Recalled
4. Dream The Impossible Dream
5. Blue Light Romance

The Glory EP (2003)
1. This Summer Session
2. Easier To Wait And See
3. The Bitter Taste Of Victory
4. One Time Too Many

1. Baseball Bats And Boogie Men
3. Live From The Crime Scene

Note: Track 2 missing

1. Go Long Dad
2. Not To Toot My Own Horn But, BEEP BEEP!
3. So Hot And You Sweat On It
4. Your Song
5. Beatdown In The Key Of Happy

1. Go Long Dad
2. Come On Bessie, Slow And Steady
3. Easier To Wait And See
4. Baseball Bats And Boogie Men
5. Live From The Crime Scene
6. This Summer Session
7. One Time Too Many
8. Your Song
9. Vash: The Stampede
10. Put You On
11. I Kiss My Sweetie With My Fist/Hell Is For Heroes

1. Dumpweed (blink-182 cover)

1. Heroes Get Remembered, But Legends Never Die
2. The Bitter Taste Of Victory
3. Societies Quiet Alibi
4. Your Egos Writing Checks Your Body Cant Cash
5. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
6. Badda Bing! Wit A Pipe!
7. Wrecked Em? Damn Near Killed Em
8. Angels With Even Filthier Souls 

1. Sparkle Motion
2. Heroes Fade Kid, Legends Never Die
3. Death Is The Only Adventure I Have Left
4. Angels With Filthy Souls
5. Your Ego's Writing Checks Your Body Can't Cash
6. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
7. Badda Bing!...Wit' A Pipe!
8. Wrecked 'em? Damn Near Killed 'em!
9. Calling All Cars
10. Gotta Get Out
11. Angels With Even Filthier Souls

1. The Take Over
2. Prepare To Be Digitally Manipulated
3. Abandon Ship Or Abandon All Hope
4. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
5. Wrecked 'Em? Damn Near Killed 'Em
6. Catastrophe
7. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Hell
8. Bada Bing! Wit' A Pipe!
9. Beatdown In The Key Of Happy
10. If He's Here, Who's Runnin' Hell?
11. Maniac (R.O.D.)

1. So Much For The Afterglow (Everclear cover)
2. Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) (Nine Days cover)
3. Ironic (Alanis Morissette cover)
4. Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
5. Semi-Charmed Life (Third Eye Blind cover)
6. Spiderwebs (No Doubt cover)
7. Roll To Me (Del Almitri cover)
8. Fly (Sugar Ray cover)
9. In Bloom (Nirvana cover)
10. She Really Loved You (Reach The Sky cover)
11. She's So High (Tal Bachman cover)

1. It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
2. Cavalier

1. It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
2. Tonight We Feel Alive (On A Saturday)
3. Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)
4. Nineteen With Neck Tatz
5. Find My Way Back
6. What The Hell Is A Gigawatt?
7. One Step At A Time
8. This Body Pays The Bill$
9. Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
10. Flannel Is The Color Of My Energy
11. Enemy Of The World
12. Bad News Bearz
13. Tonight We Feel Alive (On A Saturday) [Acoustic]
14. One Step At A Time [Acoustic]
15. Find My Way Back [Acoustic]
16. Wasting Time (Eternal Summer) [Acoustic]

1. The Infected
2. The Security Of The Familiar, The Tranquility Of Repetition
3. Stuck In The Middle
4. Just Drive
5. Fairweather Fan
6. Sweet Kerosene
7. Falling On You
8. Heaven Wasn't Built To Hold Me
9. Unbreakable
10. Bring On The World
11. Fight The Future
12. Only The Meek Get Pinched. The Bold Survive

1. What's In The Box?
2. Living Proof Of A Stubborn Youth
3. Tread Lightly
4. Go Down In History
5. So You're Saying There's A Chance...

1. I Hold Myself In Contempt
2. We All Float Down Here
3. Eating My Words
4. Wipe Yourself Off Man. You Dead.
5. Stolen Credit Card!
6. Gravity
7. Who Cares?
8. Here's To Swimming With Bow-Legged Women
9. I'm A Big, Bright Shining Star
10. The Sound Of Your Heart
11. Go Down In History

1. It Must Really Suck To Be Four Year Strong Right Now
2. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
3. Go Down In History
4. We All Float Down Here
5. Nice To Know
6. Who Cares
7. Let Me Down Again
8. Stuck In The Middle
9. Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope
10. Your Ego Is Writing Checks Your Body Can't Cash
11. This Summer Session
12. For Our Fathers


  1. Just recently saw these dudes. Hell yeah, I love this blog -- you have great taste

  2. one of the best bands of our generation, LOVE THEM

  3. thanks so fucking much this is a good music blog greets from Bogota .

  4. Hey thanks for upload this. It's very complicated to find their albums haha. So Thanks and greetings from Mexico :)

  5. please upload the new one,rise or die trying (X annyversary).btw thx alot

  6. I love you =)
    thx from Brazil rio de janeiro
    insta: @antonionso follow back !××!=)

  7. OMG, thanks a lot Kevin, please upload others band metalcore/post-hardcore/poppunk/easycore/deathcore