YMMV / Brand New

  • Cult Classic: Despite emo's rise to mainstream prominence in the 2000's and Brand New's major influence on shaping the genre in that decade, they recieved very little commercial success or chart attention during their heyday but a large and rabidly devoted fanbase throughout their career.
    • Though each of their successive releases have divided some of the original fans somewhat- Deja Entendu for not sticking with the more direct pop-punk route of Your Favorite Weapon, The Devil and God for it's much darker and heavier grunge/90s-indie-rock influenced sound, and Daisy's songs being even more cryptic and murky than anything they've done before.
  • Epic Riff: Several, but the intros to "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows", "Jesus Christ", and "At The Bottom", as well as the respective bass lines of both "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fads" and "Millstone" are all stand out examples.
  • Face of the Band: Jesse Lacey is the most recognizable member.
  • Growing the Beard: Your Favorite Weapon was a fairly typical alternative-punk album, often with fairly weak lyrics and rough instrumentals. From Deja Entendu on, however, the band's sound was much more innovative and unique, with noticeably improved instrumentation and the lyrics are more original in style and subject matter.
  • Hell Is That Noise: Welcome to Bangkok Starts with the distorted phrase "Good Luck Space Cadet" over and over again, with ominous, but light music playing in the background. Then the music gets loud, and when vocals come back, they're nothing but incoherent, tortured screams.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Just about once a song from the latter half Deja Entendu onward, though Your Favorite Weapon isn't really light in its lyrical content either. Special mention goes to The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me for its death-obsessed lyrical content, and Daisy, where the narrator seems to become progressively more and more mentally unhinged.
    • A lot of songs on The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. Special mentions to the jump in "Luca" and the the creepy choir in "Degausser", the ominous riff that underpins "You Won't Know", and the unnerving background noises on the Untitled track.
    • ''Welcome To Bangkok"
  • Signature Song: "Jesus Christ" , although Deja Entendu fans will often side with either "Sic Transit Gloria", "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows", or "Play Crack the Sky".
    • Fans of the bands earlier work will swear by "Jude Law And A Semester Abroad", as it also happens to be the only song from Your Favorite Weapon that the band still plays live.
    • "Sink" has also become a major fan favorite and live staple as well.
  • Tear Jerker: Frequent in the band's catalog, each album they've put out contains at least one or two of these.
    • Your Favorite Weapon contains "The No Seatbelt Song" and "Soco Amaretto Lime"
    • Off Deja Entendu we have "Tautou", "The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot", "Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis", and perhaps most notably "Play Crack The Sky".
    • The majority of The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me falls into this category, but "Jesus Christ", "Limousine" (which is also Nightmare Fuel), the short instrumental "—" (or "Untitled" as it's more commonly known as), and "Handcuffs" all hit particularly hard.
    • Daisy has two of them in the form of "You Stole" and the closing track "Noro".
    • And finally, the leaked Leaked Demos there's "Good Man" (or "Untitled 1" as it was previously called) and "Brother's Song" ("Untitled 3").