* ArchivePanic: Autechre have been active since 1991, and have been releasing albums and [=EPs=] at a respectable rate. This trope kicks in with 2013's ''Exai'', the band's first album to span two discs (and two hours.) Then followed a nine-hour live album and two studio albums, four and eight hours long, respectively.
* BrokenBase: ''Confield''. Despite going far beyond that album's sonic palette, it still manages to confound and alienate listeners. There's a sharp divide between pre- and post-''Confield'' Autechre fans, with a small amount of overlap.
* FirstInstallmentWins: Some fans look at ''Incunabula'' this way.
* NightmareFuel: ''Confield'' sparks this in some people.
* OldGuardVersusNewBlood: Pulled off successfully on ''[=LP5=]''. ''Exai'' is also starting to look like this after being acclaimed by critics and fans alike.
* VindicatedByHistory: ''Chiastic Slide'', which upon its release was deemed underwhelming and a disappointment. These days, it's considered an underrated classic.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: The Gantz Graf video averts this. The idea for the video came to the director in an acid trip.