YMMV / Daniel Johnston

  • Adorkable: Daniel Johnston is a charming person.
  • Archive Panic: The man has a giant library of released music.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Some tracks off his older albums are pretty out there, IE, Something More, from Don't Be Scared which is a 3 minute long audio collage of various noises, background chatting, etc. Also, the random keyboard fills from the Fun album.On the song "Catie", also from Fun, Dan casually burps into the microphone.
  • Crazy Awesome: He may be mad, but he is a wonderful creative individual.
  • Cult Classic: Became a cult favorite in the 1980s.
  • Mainstream Obscurity: He is possibly one of the most well known Outsider Music artists in existence and has gained some fame in alternative music circles, but you won't find him in the hit parade soon, left alone a household name with the general public.
  • Tear Jerker: Hoo, boy..."Poor You", the opener for Hi, How Are You, is just one example.
    • "Like a Monkey in a Zoo" from Songs of Pain is a real killer, if you can relate.
  • The Woobie: If you read about the man's life, you'll be thankful that you have it easier.