YMMV / Boards of Canada

  • Overshadowed by Controversy: The band complained about people going nuts with overanalysing Geogaddi in a 2005 interview:
    "All the mystery and magic and all this kind of nonsense that built up around the last record [Geogaddi] got to a point where it was just silly. People were understanding things from our music that we didn't put in there and were saying there was an evil undercurrent to everything. And we are not like that at all. It was a theme that we wanted to pursue on that record but people have understood from that that we always put secret, dark, sinister, and satanic things in our music. And that became more important than the music itself."
  • Signature Song: "Roygbiv"... not that it's the only one that can be called that: "Dayvan Cowboy," "1969," and "Music Is Math" also are contenders.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: Pretty much all of In a Beautiful Place Out In The Country, as well as many tracks on Music Has The Right to Children and The Campfire Headphase.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Although it's not known if Boards of Canada does drugs when composing music, many fans feel that listening to Boards of Canada's trippy, psychedelic sounds is a drug experience in itself.
    • Especially when on drugs.
    • There are numerous drug references in the song titles ("Happy Cycling", for instance, is often believed to be referring to Albert Hoffman, the man who discovered LSD and famously went on a bicycle ride under the influence of it). That, of course, does not mean anything about what the band actually does, just that they are likely aware of the frequent comparison between their music and psychedelic drugs.