YMMV / Ace of Base

  • Covered Up: When Don't Turn Around was climbing the charts, very few people were aware it was a cover. The song was originally performed by Tina Turner, and recorded by several other artists before Ace of Base, including Bonnie Tyler and Neil Diamond.
  • Critical Dissonance: Golden Ratio had a divisive response from fans, mainly because of Malin and Jenny being replaced by Clara and Julia, but was well-received by critics.
  • Fandom Berserk Button: You must tend with caution if you're going to say something about Clara Hagman and Julia Williamson to fans since sisters, Malin and Jenny, do have a larger fan base. A lot larger.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The video for All That She Wants had a woman at a bar seeking a man to do who knows what, which was done in 1992. This seems disturbing after 1994 when Jenny was involved in a home invasion, where her sister, Malin, was a target of a stalker.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The song Living in Danger seems harsher when one looks at what happened to Malin.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Clara and Julia.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Alejandro by Lady Gaga lifts its chorus from the bridge of Don't Turn Around.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Some of the songs by the band does contain some adult context.
    • All That She Wants: It has been long debated on rather or not it was about prostitution, unlike Love For Sale which is clearly talking about the matter. Actually it's about a woman seeking casual sex.
    • The song Happy Nation has been viewed as either a protest song against totalitarianism, or having pro-Nazi subtext.