Crosses the Line Twice: Frequently and enthusiastically. They tend to tackle extremely loaded and personal topics such as alcoholism, suicide, homelessness, racism, and even Sean's dad abandoning him with a great deal of black comedy.
Cult Classic: People Who Can Eat People and Knife Man especially, but all of their studio albums could qualify.
Ear Worm: "Kokopelli Face Tattoo," "Fucc the Devil," "People II: The Reckoning," "Temple Grandin"
Ensemble Darkhorse: They're one of the few bands in folk-punk that have managed to break free from the label and gain fans even among people who don't like the genre.
Their most famous songs, "People II: The Reckoning" and "Big Bird," were never released as singles or given music videos.
Tear Jerker: A LOT. Most of Knife Man qualifies- in spite of the humor throughout, it's still an extremely sad album. Special mention goes to "Backpack," "Free Bird," "Big Bird," "No One," and "People II 2: Still Peoplin'."
In spite of their comic titles, "Love in the Time of Human Papillomavirus" and "Love Will Fuck Us Apart" definitely qualify.
From Christmas Island: "Do Re and Me" (about the Heaven's Gate suicides), "Angel of Death," "I Wanna Rock Out in My Dreams," and "Linda Ronstadt" (which is more of the Tears of Joy variety).
The Woobie: If you didn't feel this way about Sean before, you probably will after "Big Bird."