YMMV / Chevelle

  • Broken Base: A minor example in that many fans argue over whether Joe was fired or quit.
  • Ear Worm: "The Red", "The Clincher", "Panic Prone", "Jars" and many, many more.
  • Epic Riff: No shortage of these.
  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: Due to the band's professed Christian faith, someone will inevitably claim that a given song is related to Christianity, even when its not. "The Clincher", in particular, was thought by many to be about the crucifixion (its chorus goes "Could we have known/Never would I/Have helped to nail down"), even though Word of God says it's about claustrophobia.
  • Faux Symbolism: The music video for "Mia" is pretty rife with a mix between Christian imagery and a little squick.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The subject of "Family System" is a lot more awkward now that some actual familial dysfunction among the band resulted in Joe leaving (either fired or quitting voluntarily).
  • Signature Song: Probably "The Red", although "Send the Pain Below" is their highest-charting single.
    • "Jars" and "Face to the Floor" also are very well-known.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "Send the Pain Below". If you can get past the odd lyrics, it's actually from the perspective of someone being emotionally abused.
    • "Bend the Bracket".