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.
Magnum Opus: Generally considered to be Misplaced Childhood for the Fish era and Brave for the Hogarth era. Though it's worth noting that Fish himself thinks Clutching at Straws is his best work with the band, as does a sizeable contingent of fans and critics. There is also a sizeable contingent of fans that will cite Marbles as being the band's best album.
Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: Misplaced Childhood gets pretty Anvilicious about the devastation caused by war towards the end of the album, but considering how many people still blindly support whatever wars their government wants them to support, it's a message that apparently needs to be hammered home again and again. Brave has its own anvils about things like the horrible effects of abuse, and again, they're still completely necessary.
"Forgotten Sons" may seem like yet another song about The Troubles, but keep in mind that the Script for a Jester's Tear album came out in March of '83, and that in December that year, an IRA cell detonated a car bomb outside Harrod's.
"Gaza". Probably their most Anvilicious song to date, and accused of having a Captain Obvious Aesop... to which the song itself simply replies with "it just ain't right!"
There is no song out there that hammers home the horror of The Troubles quite like "Forgotten Sons". Especially the last section, after the line "Approach...friend".
"Holloway Girl" becomes this if you know what it is about:
Steve Hogarth: "Years ago when I was part of 'The Europeans' we sometimes rehearsed around the corner from Holloway Women's Prison. I think prisons are fascinating places, like all alternative societies, and I used to stare up at the walls and watch the gate police. Years later I saw a documentary on TV. A camera crew had been allowed to film inside. A lot of tough girls for sure, but among them, there were women who should have been in mental hospitals - not prison. Victims of an 'underfunded' society which would lock up the desperate rather than tend to their troubled minds."