YMMV: Delta Goodrem

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Development Hell / The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything; Some people believe she's a hard worker in dire need of some sympathy and time off, on the other hand she has a growing hatedom because she appears to not do much creatively with her time, and swaps boyfriends and gets stuck in limbo a damn lot and most importantly gives her fans NOTHING to love.
    • All Girls Want Bad Boys Also there are debates about her taste in men and whether she does the pick bad guys to get good songs thing or just unlucky in love.
    • Creator Backlash / Development Hell does she just like to distance herself from her older work or does she really really become disillusioned when something goes wrong, as it does, every era and WHY does she do it so frequently.
    • Contractual Purity / Incorruptible Pure Pureness Either she has way too much and it's hiding something, or she's just that nice but it comes off insincere. This has also made it hard for some of her older fans to grow up with her because she refuses to confess to being angry or moody or get personal while discussing the MANY issues which plague her day to day life under the Wounded Gazelle Gambit she has going for herself. Many times, most of her fans read her situations as her getting stuck with a horrible team, because of cause Incorruptible Pure Pureness Delta can not want to take a break and put things in Limbo every other week.
    • Wounded Gazelle Gambit / Will Not Be A Victim: does she want pity or does it just read that way a damn lot. Does the media depict her as a victim of negativity but she doesn't agree with it and is trying to stop the pity parties thrown in her honour or does she actively encourage the general victimization of Delta Goodrem with her actions, words and reasons in the media and is okay with how she's the poor victim of the Big Bad bully's and haters.
    • The legitimacy of her Celebrity Endorsement gets the gauntlet of feelings, from hey she can do what she wants, I love her anyway to "She's selling out her SOUL..I want music not ADVERTS, where is the Delta that I loved in 2004".
    • Her persona on the voice is open to many a debate, over everything from, she's being her usual sweetheart self, just trying to help, earnt her place among those men to she's a repressed, contrived wannabe surrounded by coaches who are better and have more work ethic compared to her.
  • Bizarro Episode: Her third album reads like this in hindsight, imagine, Delta writing songs which are separate from her story and life, intentionally, picking random songs which she doesn't really feel, singing in an extremely unnatural CÚline Dion-immatator style, and it has only 12 tracks compared to the rest of her discography and there is more.
  • Broken Base: In Three different sorts:
    • Those who love her music and anticipate a new release, but don't really discuss it much vs Those who love her music, want a new release and want it and express a feverish need for each album she puts out vs Those who sorta like her music, and don't really care when the next album will come out but insist they are fans.
    • She also has a separation between her American fans who liked her Delta persona and her Self-Titled Album of Genre Roulette Pop. Then they are those who knew her before and love her first two albums.
  • Contractual Purity: Averted and played straight, depends on how much you like her. People know she's not entirely innocent, but she hasn't lost her purity in the public eye entirely yet. Despite some evidence to prove she's not the angel she depicts herself to be.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Mistaken Identity, Child Of The Universe are amazing albums.
    • Innocent Eyes is a pop classic and is in one in every three houses in Australia.
    • Innocent Eyes piano solo at her Believe Again tour is extremely impressive.
    • Waiting For Forever, and most of her b-sides/leaks are pretty awesome. Such as, Beautiful Madness, The Riddle, Take Me Home, Fever, On My Own, Without Words, I'll Be Yours, Silence Be Heard, How A Dream Looks, Turn You Away and Hollow No More.
    • Child Of the Universe has regained her many fans for returning to her traditional way of working, fan favourites include War On Love, Touch, Hypnotized, Speed Of Life and Hunters And the Wolves.
  • Ear Worm: Innocent Eyes, Hunters and the Wolves, When My Stars Come Out, Take Me Home, You Will Only Break My Heart, Born To Try, Fever, Electric Storm, Miscommunication and A Little Too Late are all catchy.
  • Ending Fatigue and Starting Fatigue: Thinking about it there is a 50 minute intro and outro to Believe Again, both which could be cut in half and still have that build and release she was looking for. Without making the song really hard to play casually and as over the top and insincere.
    • Control of Child Of The Universe could easily end at 3.19 but goes on for 42 extra seconds.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Some of her fans have had fun recently deleting Brian Mcfadden related songs and otherwise deleting his presence in her life for a good 7 years. Only the songs they did together, or he made her write as love songs for him, the song after the break up are quiet awesome though.
  • Faux Symbolism: "Believe Again", the music video. Starting from the second verse...First she's in the rock, almost naked, like a mermaid, but not, then she's on the rock, in a ripped cat suit, now she's in a big dress, which is flowy in the center of a broken circle, with her eyes decidedly closed... and it continues.
  • Heartwarming Moments / Sweet Dreams Fuel: Sanctuary. A song about true friendship
    Just like the glorious northern star you guided me
    Shining a light of pure tranquility
    To a secret place where no-one else could go
    Free to reveal the things I never show
    • Butterfly, Visualise", "Beautiful Madness", "How A Dream Looks, "Turn You Away", "Angels In The Room", "Rise", "Hypnotized", "Safe To Believe", "Out Of the Blue, You Are My Rock" are this
    • Her relationship with her adopted little sister "Racheal Leahcar" and her song written about her called "Shooting Star" Warmed many hearts.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: "Sometimes You've got to give up the things you like" in Born To Try, bam, has 3 year breaks between albums, is a Serial Romeo and focuses on her boyfriends, gives up every time she actually gets somewhere, hides when backlash happens, moves countries cuz the press is "MEAN" "and that's never happened to anyone before"...et cetera.
    • "Predictable", has taken a rather sinister second meaning since the revelations about Brian's behavior towards Delta.
    • This Is Not Me has also darker implications after the revelations with the Child Of The Universe album and applies to her life more so, just like the Predictable example above.
    • "Bare Hands", "Not Me Not I", "In My Own Time", "Running Away" also get so much darker, as does certain elements in "In This Life", "Brave Face" and "Believe Again".
  • Mag Num Opus: "Mistaken Identity" among her fans, "Innocent Eyes" in the general public eyes.
  • Mis-blamed: As mentioned in the main page, her third album got some executive meddling in it and or outside help where it wasn't needed, that backfired. Five years later, her fourth album has the notion that her recording company have been sitting on it for over a year and was planning to be released anywhere between late 2010 and late 2012, but due to issues, some of which she can't control, it hasn't come out yet. Both are examples where she got blame, and she may not have earnt ALL of it.
  • Narm: "Believe Again"
    I'd lost my faith in love, now I believe again
    My heart was a broken place, now I feel whole again
    You bring me honesty,and that's worth believing in
    and I believe, I believe again
    • "Sitting On Top Of the World"
    • Narm Charm to people who like them!
  • Nightmare Fuel: God Laughs would fall into this for the calmness in the music contrasting to the rather painful circumstances the song is about.
  • Protection from Editors: The only reason, combined with self inflicted Development Hell she hasn't released a new album in the last four years.
  • Purity Sue: The number one reason for any of the backlash she has had ever! She had this almost non-human flawlessness to her public persona.
  • Pandering to the Base: The Delta 07 Album was written to go over well in America, with heavy beats and impersonal lyrics. Delta also altered her albums a couple of times to release them in other countries, sometimes mixing up her first two albums (As was the case in China and America) or removing a personal song and adding her signature song to a tracklist (Happened to Delta 07 released in 08 in America) and remixing a few tracks to a more "Updated" sound.
  • Rewatch Bonus: She highlighted the word: FREEDOM and That's Freedom seem even more meaningful in hindsight after the Believe Again tour which it was featured as she was not free at the time, but Now she is.
  • Seasonal Rot: Generally accepted to had happened between Mistaken Identity and "Delta", music, songwriting and integrity wise, fixed by the time "Child Of the Universe" came out.
  • Signature Song: "Born To Try", "Not me Not I" and "Innocent Eyes" are considered her most iconic songs.
  • Tear Jerker: Not Me Not I to name one!
    • Extraordinary Day, Butterfly, Lost Without You, This is Not Me, In My Own Time, Last Night On Earth
  • Tastes Like Diabetes: "Believe Again" could be accused of this.
  • They Just Didn't Care: Reason's why some of her fanbase doesn't like some of her vocal work on the Delta 07 album and some of the lyrical work.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Nobody Listened
    Like a train, off the rails, to you
    • She is not a perfect person and does get angry and does not have complete control over her life the whole time...
    • "Waiting For Forever", yes Delta does still feel angry about issues with disillusioning situations unknown. (Either her break up with Brian McFadden or her recording company delaying her album for a year)
    • "Child Of the Universe" dropped some heavy anvils about breaking Delta Goodrem's heart and betraying Delta Goodrem and leading her to betray herself and she is a powerful person who will hurt you with her music. The album also explains why it took so look to come out and she makes a good case. The album also makes a good case for the benefits of taking time to heal and evolve and find yourself again.
    • Innocent Eyes drops some aesop's about growing up and staying true to yourself. "Butterfly" celebratex friendship...
    • Mistaken Identity celebrates aknoledging weakness and having a good support system.
  • Yoko Oh No: To Brian Mcfadden; she was called a home wrecker.
    • Also got crap for her relationship with Mark Philippoussis.
    • And her romance with Nick Jonas, by Jonas Brothers fans in general and "Nick has true love with Miley Cyrus" fangirls.
    • Nick Jonas also caught flack from Delta fans for distracting her from her creative ouput.
  • What Could Have Been: The three or four albums/Ep's of work she has pushed aside for her fourth album for the last three years. Some of it must've been amazing and now it's gone due to circumstances which don't make much sense...
  • Vindicated by History: "Mistaken Identity" did get some quiet backlash, subtle criticism, negative feed back and was considered to be a "Cluttered" record when it was released, but after the Delta album came out in 2007. It became a universal fan favourite. It is now seen as an honest, thought provoking, beautiful, whimsical, passionate, aggressive, thoughtful, deep, heart felt album and was true to what a natural, true Delta Goodrem album is. It basically became more real to her fans as her fans grew up.