These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Covered Up: A few of their more popular songs are like this. Run Runaway was originally recorded by Slade, When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down) was originally by Oysterband, and Beat The Drum was originally a Runrig song (called Pride of the Summer). A cover of "Let my Love Open the Door" appeared on "XX".
Ear Worm: "Seeeeeeeeee the chameleon, riding there in the sun..."
I Thought It Meant: Did you listen to their version of "Donkey Riding" and picture a farm animal? As revealed in the liner notes of Play, a "donkey" is also a nickname for a type of large winch used on ships, and that's what the song actually refers to.
The live recording of "England" on their XX album. Two days earlier, in Newfoundland, a helicopter had crashed while transporting workers to an offshore oil rig. Of the 18 men on board, only one survived. Sean McCann says, "For over 500 years now, we Newfoundlanders have taken from the sea. And just two days ago, she took back." He dedicates "England" to "the families of the lost 17."