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The song is a standout on Nothing Feels Good, an album that's basically a hit parade. "Why Did Ever We Meet?" remains the epitome of a 90s indie-slash-emo sound, which broke for pop without abandoning punk ruggedness. The song's video captures the charm and youthful energy that the Promise Ring poured into their music, as well as the Polaroid-like visual aesthetic that guitarist Jason Gnewikow brought to their album artwork—another thing that countless lesser emo bands would rip off.
I could go on, but it'd fill a book. Instead you can read the oral history of the Promise Ring that I did for the A.V. Club. Heck, take the rest of the day off to get re-acquainted with these guys.