* EightPointEight: Excluding anything he's reviewed for ''Classics Week'', he has only ever given three albums a perfect 10, those being Music/DeathGrips' ''The Money Store'', {{Music/Swans}}' ''To Be Kind'' and Music/KendrickLamar's ''To Pimp a Butterfly''. Naturally, he gets this reaction ''a lot.'' It's can be pretty dumb when he gets this very often for not liking something ''enough'' by people who don't seem to realize that a six-to-eight score is a good score.
** Standouts are his reviews of Childish Gambino's ''Camp'' and ''Because the Internet'', Music/JustinTimberlake's ''The 20 20 Experience,'' Music/KanyeWest's ''Yeezus,'' Arctic Monkeys' AM, {{Music/Slowdive}}'s self-titled, and anything by Music/PorcupineTree/Music/StevenWilson, Music/{{Opeth}}, or Music/{{Alcest}}. His ''[[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Channel Orange]]'' and ''[[Music/{{KendrickLamar}} DAMN.]]'' reviews also gets this a lot, despite that he gave them both strong 7s (which is quite a good score).
* AssPull: Intentional to ''sheer hilarious levels'' with how the "CAL IS SAVED" episode came out.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMoments: There's a rarely a moment in Fantano's channel, ''but'' one recently happened: After Anthony closed down THATISTHEPLAN, The Fader published a thinkpiece that accused him of being involved with the alt-right based on [[QuoteMine completely]] [[SarcasmBlind misconstrued]], [[ManipulativeEditing fabricated]], or [[InsaneTrollLogic downright illogical]] allegations, even going as far as to accuse Fantano of laughing along someone he was interviewing who was talking about wanting to commit sexual assault[[note]]As Fantano pointed out, as while the interview said controversial things, Fantano himself was evidently nervous and wasn't comfortable with it '''at all'''[[/note]]. The result? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UZqIIy7pAk Fantano responds back, calmly but completely deconstructing and wrecking the entire article]].
* BrokenBase: His "NOT GOOD" series. It's either one of Anthony's best ideas and allows to him to go into more detail regarding why an album can be horrible in his eyes (ex: Corey Feldman's album) or it's just an excuse for him to bash acts he isn't fond of (as seen from the reception regarding his review of Music/Blink182's ''California'' and Music/{{Meshuggah}}'s ''The Violent Sleep of Reason'').
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment:
** The beginning of his ''[[Music/{{OFWGKTA}} Wolf]]'' review.
** The beginning of his ''Goblin'' review as well.
* BizarroEpisode:
** "SLIPKNOT TRACK REVIEW"
** "CAL CHUCHESTA IN A PARK"
** "Yung Lean - Unknown Death 2002 MIXTAPE REVIEW"
** Some of his reviews get this, such as his review on [[Music/LimpBizkit Limp Bizkit's]] album ''Golden Cobra'', which consisted of ''nothing'' but him eating.
** His review on ''Dark Sky Paradise'' by Music/BigSean, consisting of him constantly saying [[NoJustNoReaction "No" over and over]], even giving it a [[BrokeTheRatingScale "NO out of NO" rating]]. Even funnier when this was put on ''the album's [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} Wikipedia page]]''.
** His [[CrowningMomentOfFunny review of]] ''The New [=CALassic=]'' by Cal Chuchesta.
** His review of ''Angelic 2 The Core'' by Corey Feldman, in which he abandons his normal format to just do a straight up MSTing of the album, as he considered it to be too bizarre to warrant a normal review.
* CrackPairing: Anthony/MC Ride and Anthony/Cal Chuchesta.
* CriticalResearchFailure: Seen by many as the reason why Anthony's review of ''[[Music/TheWeeknd House of Balloons]]'' is one of his worst. In the video, he claims that The Weeknd is a group (it's one person), says that AutoTune was used on the mixtape (it wasn't, for the most part), and glosses over the mixtape's concepts to such extents that many were infuriated.
* EarWorm: The ''TRKRVWZ'' theme song, especially the "THESE - RE - VIEWS - ARE - OH - PINION!!!!" guitar line.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Cal Chuchesta; he doesn't appear in many videos but fans of the series love him and request more Cal videos.
* FountainOfMemes: Both Anthony and Cal. Kind of inevitable, really, [[Website/FourChan when your primary demographic is /mu/]].
* HarsherInHindsight: Many of his scathing reviews for since-passed artists tend to be this, namely those for Music/LinkinPark's ''One More Light'' (the band's frontman, Chester Bennington, committed suicide) and Music/LilPeep's ''Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1''.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
** In light of Fader's infamous article on him, Fantano's fanbase came to his immediate defense, something he took note of and thanked them repeatedly on Twitter, saying he loves them and he was so touched by their dedication to help him after something that almost ruined his career.
** After Lil Peep's death, Fantano tweeted that even though he disliked his music (he gave his only studio album a ''NOT GOOD''), Peep still deserved life and happiness like any other human, and at the end of the day that transcended any opinion Fantano could have about him.
* HePannedItNowHeSucks: Often gets this (sometimes for albums he [[EightPointEight didn't even pan]]), but sometimes [[InvertedTrope inverts]] it. For instance, he received ''a lot'' of flak for giving a moderately positive review of Music/{{Skrillex}}'s ''Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites EP''.
** He suffers this '''every time''' he criticizes a progressive rock/metal act, the most infamous being Music/StevenWilson, to the point where it comes off as a BiasSteamroller. Doesn't help Anthony is very snarky regarding how he feels progressive acts should sound like, especially with Wilson (and ''admitting'' he was never that fond of both Music/PorcupineTree and Wilson's solo work).
* HoYay: [[http://i.imgur.com/BsgtAGg.jpg This picture]] taken from Music/DeathGrips' performance at ''SXSW''. Yes, that's Anthony in the front row. With his head almost buried in MC Ride's crotch. In pure bliss. Note that besides ''Classics Week'', Music/DeathGrips' album ''The Money Store'' is the first 10/10 he ''ever'' gave.
* InternetBackdraft:
** Basically the default reaction to Anthony giving an EightPointEight rating.
*** ''The review of [[Music/DeathGrips The Powers That B]]'' is seen as this for some people. This mainly came for the fact that many fans expected Anthony to give an album he had been intensely awaiting for (mainly ''Jenny Death'') a perfect rating, but instead gave it a [[EightPointEight 9/10]]. This was mainly due to the fact Anthony had ''already'' given a perfect rating to Music/{{Kendrick Lamar}}'s ''To Pimp a Butterfly''. It doesn't help Anthony showed annoyance in the comment section about viewer's overreacting responses to this.
*** Speaking of ''TPAB'', when Kendrick's next album ''DAMN.'' dropped, many expected Anthony to give it another great rating. To say that people were unhappy when he gave the album a [[spoiler:7/10]] is quite the understatement.
** ''Everyone'' was showing annoyance and frustration when Anthony [[spoiler: [[KilledOffForReal killed off Cal Chuchesta]]]], although some think it's just Anthony doing it as a long RunningGag, knowing his fans love [[spoiler:Cal]].
** After THATISTHEPLAN was terminated by Anthony due to his being fed up with the constant demonetization, fans were ''enraged'' at not Anthony, but [=YouTube=] itself.
* JustHereForGodzilla: At one point, Anthony acknowledged that many people just watch his videos to see Cal.
* MemeticMutation:
** "''10/10''" [[note]]This is basically an inside joke within fans and Music/DeathGrips fans when Anthony, who's known for his strict rating system, gave ''The Money Store'' a 10/10.[[/note]]
** "Hi everyone! [[MadLibsCatchPhrase [X]thony [X]tano]] Here, the internet's busiest music nerd."
** '''All''' of Cal's lines.
** ''TRAN-SITION!''.
** [[SigningOffCatchPhrase "Forever."]]
** Anthony's relationship with Music/DeathGrips frontman MC Ride, which has been seen by many to be in the HoYay realm.
** [[http://static.tumblr.com/68943523b62794a7d6979a3d26209e98/fy1ughw/gJcmw4dug/tumblr_static_fantano.png The Fantano squat]], which has been 'shopped the world over.
** "Anthony doesn't like [[StevenWilson Wilson]]/Prog music", a sort of running joke within some fans who feel Anthony doesn't like prog music, or just even StevenWilson due to his [[{{EightPointEight}} 8.8]] ratings on those albums.
** [[Music/{{MileyCyrus}} "Why they put the dick in the pussy?"]]/[[Music/{{Hopsin}} "Did the man who invented college go to college?"]]
** After Music/{{Zomby}} called Anthony a melon, the word has pretty much become Fantano's main nickname.
** Most, if not all of his comment sections are filled with variations of "Real niggas check the score then dip".
** From his Resist videos:
*** '''[[Creator/KarlMarx MARX]] DEBUNKED [X] YEARS AGO!'''
*** '''''RESIST [X] BABYYYY!!'''''
** His "NOT GOOD" reviews, mainly due to those who feel it's BiasSteamroller.
** The flannels he uses to entail his opinions on albums; he wears a yellow flannel when reviewing a great album, and a red flannel when reviewing a bad album. [[spoiler:According to Cal, he did, however, misuse the flannel in his review of ''[[Music/KendrickLamar DAMN.]]'', when he gave the album a "mere" 7/10.]]
** Although Anthony has discouraged his fans from embracing a ReviewsAreTheGospel attitude with his videos, he has somewhat jokingly noted the power he has over the opinions of his fans, with some fans in turn joking that they can't give an opinion on an album until Anthony has reviewed it.
** Anthony can kill people with his reviews.
*** In the light of the news of [[Music/LinkinPark Chester Bennington]]'s suicide, many went back to Anthony's scathing review of the band's album ''One More Light'' and jokingly claimed that his review was a factor that led to Bennington's death, even going as far as to say that Anthony had blood on his hands.
*** Anthony made a ''NOT GOOD'' review of Music/LilPeep's ''Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1'' EP when it came out, and after Lil Peep fatally overdosed several months later, some fans started joking that Anthony has a supernatural power to kill those who he gives negative reviews.
** Following his video about the Fader article, many reviews have viewer comments making reference to [[BlatantLies nonexistent points in his videos where]] [[RonTheDeathEater Fantano does something extremely negative]]; "This video was good, but you really didn't have to (insert Fantano insulting the artist or doing something racist)" being a common variation thereof.
* NeverLiveItDown:
** His giving ''Music/MyBeautifulDarkTwistedFantasy'' a 6/10 score, which many people love to mock Anthony for. The grounds on which he gave the score (the music itself is great, but it focuses too much on Kanye's personal life) have also been heavily ridiculed as illegitimate.[[note]]Years later, [[https://youtu.be/APoGyJqeeKw?t=850 he would list it as Kanye's second-best album]] on a technical, career-defining level, but the damage has been thoroughly done.[[/note]]
** His heavy love of Music/DeathGrips, which in itself is a meme.
** His review of Music/KendrickLamar's ''DAMN.'' is shaping up to have this effect, considering he gave it a [[spoiler:[[EightPointEight 7/10]]]]. Exacerbated when he later gave the exact same score to the debut record of Lil Pump, which led to many jokes about Lil Pump being equal to, if not better than, Kendrick as an artist.
** His accused biased behavior towards progressive metal/shoegaze/post-rock albums.
*** This especially when it comes down to his endless snark towards Music/StevenWilson.
** His giving both Lil Yachty's ''Lil Boat'' mixtape and Lil Pump's self-titled mixtape a [[spoiler:7/10]], which many saw as egregiously high.
* NightmareFuel: Oddly enough, it's happened on this show. In the beginning of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6wrqIndfJM his review of Courtney Barnett's album "Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit"]], we hear [[spoiler: Cal Chuchesta's ghostly voice crying out "Help me Anthony! Help me! [[ManOnFire I'm on fire! I'm on fire!]]"]], all while seeing Anthony twitch and have what looks like to be a horrifying flashback before shaking his head and starting the review.
* ReviewsAreTheGospel: '''Strongly''' discourages this attitude, to his credit. Regardless of this, his reviews tend to be regarded this way, at least on [[{{Imageboards}} /mu/.]]
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Often in his "STINKPIECE" series, which is just Anthony deconstructing biased, ignorant, and hypocritical pieces of music journalism on the internet, often highlighting flaws of the mainstream music press in the process.
* TearJerker:
** Anthony's review of ''A Crow Looked At Me'' by Mount Eerie is a more somber affair than usual. No opening joke, no Cal and no weird editing tricks are present, which given [[CreatorBreakdown the intensely personal and heartbreaking nature of the album]] is probably one of Anthony's most mature videos to date, with the description simply stating: "This album is about death."
** The shutting down of THATISTHEPLAN. Fans were surprisingly upset when Anthony vented his frustrations on Twitter in regards to shutting down the channel due to Youtube's constant demonitization of any video uploaded to the channel and decided to pull the plug. Most of his comedic/non-review retrospective stuff however goes to his fantano channel now.
** Related to the above, the website Fader publishing a hatchet job of a hitpiece attempting to paint Anthony as a [[InsaneTrollLogic racist scumbag who uses thatistheplan to advocate for mass violence against black people.]] While his fanbase jumped to his defense and Anthony [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome utterly destroyed the article in his response video]], the damage was done in certain places, and Anthony lost several contacts and was unfairly painted in several communities as racist, which he decidedly ''isn't''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: ''Any'' video from his second channel [=THATISTHEPLAN=], to the point where you'd think it's Anthony's second persona considering how CloudCuckooLander he is in those videos.
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