YMMV / Collective Soul

  • Ear Worm: "December", "Run", "Hollywood", "Shine", to name a few.
    • "Fuzzy" has an incredibly catchy tune and whistle.
    • If you know the song, all one has to do is sing "Precious declaration says yours is yours and mine you leave alone now" and you will automatically think, or even hum, "Ah-hah, ah-hah, aaaaaah".
  • Epic Riff: Shine, December, and Heavy all qualify.
    • Same goes for "Where the River Flows."
  • Memetic Mutation: The obligatory "Yeah!" shout in Shine
  • Narm: On the first four or five recordings, Ed Roland had a tendency to add a "W" sound to the first word of almost any line that began with a vowel. It sounded like he was either inserting ad-libbed "Whoa..." or "Well...", such as "She doesn't care/what the prophets say/w'anymore" or "w'all the words that I need to hear". Whatever the case, it made for some unintentional comedy, especially as one line that began with the words "I believe" became "Why believe that love comes round and round."
  • Not Christian Rock: The band will go to great lengths to deny that they include religious themes in their music. However, with the possible exceptions of Dosage, Blender and Youth, the lyrical content of some songs wouldn't be out of place at a Christian youth concert, including "God is always your strength; the only strength that you know", as well as "Hymn for My Father", which is just what it sounds like. It doesn't help their denial any that Ed and Dean Roland are preacher's kids and that the founding members of the band met in church. Roland says that growing up steeped in religious terminology heavily influenced his writing, and that it doesn't go further than that.
  • Signature Song: "Shine", of course.
    • To lesser extents, "December" and "The World I Know".