* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: WITH HORNS!
** The climax of "Ghost."
* FaceOfTheBand: Jeff Mangum for sure.
* FreudWasRight: Jeff sometimes uses sexual imagery to describe non-sexual things, such as in [[MemeticMutation "Communist Daughter,"]] [[PlayingWithATrope so....uh,]] ''[[InvertedTrope inverted?]]''
* MagnumOpus: Or rather, [[IncrediblyLamePun MANGUM Opus]]. ''In The Aeroplane Over The Sea'' is considered a classic of indie rock.
* MemeticMutation: The cover of ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:In_the_aeroplane_over_the_sea_album_cover_copy.jpg In The Aeroplane Over The Sea]]''. [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Just look at it]].
** IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUU JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS CHRISTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
*** JESUS CHRIST I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
** SEMEN STAINS THE MOUNTAINTOPS
* {{Narm}}: Some of the WordSaladLyrics ''really'' push the RuleOfSymbolism as far as it will go, and Jeff's voice doesn't help when he reaches his higher register. See MemeticMutation.
** Despite its heavy dose of NightmareFuel, Jeff's breakdown at the end of Sailing Through is this for some.
* SignatureSong:
** "Holland, 1945"
** "Song Against Sex"
** "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
* TrueArtIsIncomprehensible
* TheWoobie: Jeff Mangum really deserves a hug.
* UnacceptableTargets: Due to being an indie band that hasn't sold out beyond its [[CultClassic massive cult]], any criticism towards them is met with massive backlash.