YMMV / Boris

The band:

  • Archive Panic: Their discography is enormous. They have dozens of studio albums alone, but when you factor in collaborations, live albums, EPs, and singles, combined with their tendency to release albums with different track listings based on region, and it gets pretty maddening trying to find all their stuff.
  • Awesome Music: Almost every album. Just to start, Flood, Absolutego, Feedbacker, Heavy Rocks, Pink, and Altar are all well worth checking out.
  • Ear Worm: A fair number of their more accessible songs, especially those on Heavy Rocks.
  • Epic Riff: Quite a lot. "Pink" and "Just Abandoned Myself" are pretty good examples.
  • Face of the Band: Either Wata or Takeshi depending on the album.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: They have a devoted cult following in the US, but haven't managed to achieve the same level of success in Japan, where less melodic, accessible metal isn't as popular.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The last 16 minutes of Absolutego consist solely of atonal guitar feedback. It sounds really creepy.
    • "Etna", "N.L.T", and "Blood Swamp", not surprising considering that they're collaborations with Sunn O))).
    • "Theme" from Mabuta no ura is just a short, shrill Drone of Dread right at the start of the album.
  • Paranoia Fuel: "Fried Eagle Mind" off of Altar.
  • Tear Jerker: They have quite a few.
    • "The Sinking Belle (Blue Sheep)", a Surprisingly Gentle Song produced in collaboration with Sunn O))) and Jesse Sykes. They also produced two other versions, "Black Sheep" and "White Sheep", which may be even sadder.
    • The second movement of Flood, which is just a very mellow, pretty post-rock song. The rest of Flood could also count.
    • "Angel" and "Heavy Rain" from Noise are both very melancholy songs.

The TV show:

  • Ear Worm: the opening, from comedic rock group Elio e le Storie Tese. Also notable since, even while the whole song is sung by Elio, each line is in-character dialogue for one of the characters above (and lip-sync'd by them in the opening).
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: When Lopez tells Renè that Medical Dimension was born to fail and sabotage any attempt at a quality television in Italy, there's quite a long speech about how producers don't want to make anything new and the audience doesn't really care about it.