* {{Anvilicious}} / FanonDiscontinuity: ''To the Faithful Departed'' was largely disowned by fans for this very reason, with the songs "Free to Decide" and "I Just Shot John Lennon" being particularly singled out as the band's weakest. Not helped by the fact that Dolores O'Riordan had a CreatorBreakdown during recording.
* AwesomeMusic:
** Their cover of "Go Your Own Way" by Music/FleetwoodMac is really something to hear. Dolores O'Riordan's vocals are a perfect fit.
** "Linger" is incredibly pretty and also [[TearJerker incredibly sad.]]
** {{Anvilicious}} rarely sounds as invigorating and loud as "Zombie."
** "Dreams."
* BrokenBase / ContestedSequel: Any material after their first two albums falls into this trope.
* ChorusOnlySong: "Linger."
* DorkAge: ''To The Faithful Departed'' is this for a lot of fans due to its {{anvilicious}} nature. That said, that said album does have its fans, especially the well-regarded songs such as the punk-influenced "Salvation" and the doo-woppy ballad "When You're Gone".
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: While they have had success in their native Ireland, the UK, continental Europe and North America, they are very popular in Asian countries. A 2018 BBC News [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42699131 article]] published after O'Riordan's death explained how the band's popularity had an impact on the continent, most notably Cantopop singer Faye Wong's cover of "Dreams" in ''Film/ChungkingExpress'' and "Zombie" even being used as a teaching aid in some Singapore secondary schools, to educate students about the troubles in Northern Ireland.
* GeniusBonus: The only lyrical hint about "Zombie"'s meaning comes from the line "the same old thing from 1916," a [[UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution profoundly important year]] in Irish history. Many critics have noted "Zombie" is unusual because pop songs rarely reference events from before the artists' lifetimes.
* SignatureSong: Their three biggest hits; "Dreams", "Linger", and "Zombie".
** ''To the Faithful Departed'': "Salvation" and "When You're Going".
** ''Bury the Hatchet'': "Promises" and "Just My Imagination", the latter due to the band's appearance in ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
** ''Wake Up and Smell the Coffee'': "Analyse"
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: "Zombie", written about UsefulNotes/TheTroubles, tells us "Stop your fighting to think about the children being hurt!"
* SongAssociation:
** "Linger" with its prominent usage in ''Film/{{Click}}''.
** Faye Wong's cover of "Dreams", thanks in part to ''Film/ChungkingExpress'' and being the soundtrack to [[MemeticMutation a video of a car on fire]].
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