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: As is to be expected when a lot of your samples are from obscure and usually very niche records. For example, not many people seem to know that "Somebody That I Used to Know" sampled the guitar riff from Luiz Bonfa's "Seville" or that the hook for "State Of The Art" is a horn break from a recording of a Taiwanese folk song. In fact, to the untrained ear, it's easy to assume that there's no sampling at all and everything is being performed by live musicians.
  • 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