YMMV / Gotye

  • Covered Up: A lot of Youtube covers credit Walk Off The Earth as the original singers of "Somebody That I Used to Know".
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Damn near all of it.
    • Props must be given to Somebodies though. Making his own remix of his most popular song and all non-famous cover artists.
  • Ear Worm: "Somebody That I Used To Know".
  • Memetic Mutation: But you didn't have to cuuuuut me ooooooooff!
  • Nightmare Fuel: The video for "Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You"
    • The title for "Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You".
    • The video for "State of the Art" becomes this around the first chorus. Suffice to say, you'll never look at an early 80s Lowrey Cotillion the same way again.
  • Sampled Up: Not many people seem to know that "Somebody That I Used to Know" sampled the guitar riff from Luiz Bonfa's "Seville".
  • Signature Song: "Somebody That I Used To Know" is easily this, given it's his only hit.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: Many people have taken notice to the fact that the Xylophone line in Gotye's, "Somebody That I Used To Know," sounds a-lot like the chord progression in, "Baa Baa Black Sheep." On the surface this is true, but when you get right down to it there's only a one-note difference in the melodies, and it sounds completely different when put in context with the chord progressions of each song.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: His entire oeuvre could be called this, but special mention goes out to the ethereal, gentle "Giving Me A Chance"...unless you're listening to the album version, in which case it concludes with the Last Note Nightmare example on the main page.
  • Tear Jerker: The song "Bronte", which is about a friend's dog that had to be put down. The music video has a different theme, but it's sad as well.
    Love ain't fair/So there you are, my love
  • Wangst: Deliberately used in "Somebody That I Used to Know." The singer is whining about his newly ex-girlfriend being mean to him, despite everything he talks about being completely normal for the situation, and all while he passive-aggressively says this doesn't mean he wants her back. This is made perfectly clear when Kimbra comes in as the ex-girlfriend, and treats him to a withering "The Reason You Suck" Speech about how the breakup was completely his fault, and she doesn't owe him anything more than what he's gotten.
    • Alternate Character Interpretation: The ex-girlfriend overidealized Gotye during their relationship, which led to him breaking up with her. Now that it's over, she's overcompensating by demonizing him.
    • Or they're both right. Relationships are hard, and no one comes away from a breakup happy.