Stephan Jenkins designed Thanks for Everything, a seven-song covers EP that doubles as a benefit for Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum, as a way to "amplify" music he and the rest of Third Eye Blind find inspiring. His choices are telling. Jenkins primarily concentrates on peers who are considered a bit edgier than 3EB: stark neo-folkie Bon Iver, genre-bending indie-R&B icon Santigold, shambling Brit-rocker Pete Doherty, malevolent imps Queens of the Stone Age, and upcomers Happy Diving and Chastity Belt. To this hip mix, a cover of Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" is added. It's an eclectic mix and, in Third Eye Blind's hands, they all sound like Third Eye Blind: strident, earnest, urgent, and square. 3EB play for the rafters and Jenkins sings in a straight line, so whatever idiosyncrasies that were in the originals are now flattened out, so these eccentric selections seem like clean, polished commercial rock from the glory days of Y2K.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine