- Crowning Music of Awesome: Quite a bit of it, but "Gold Soundz" really takes the cake.
- One-Hit Wonder: The only really successful single they had was 1994's "Cut Your Hair" (#10 Billboard Modern Rock Tracks), which funnily enough is a snarky criticism of selling out and caring more about one's image than the music. In the UK, their equivalent big hit was 1999's "Carrot Rope" (#27).
- Suspiciously Similar Song: One of these for "Cut Your Hair" is the theme song for American sports talk show Pardon The Interruption.
- Tear Jerker: "Gold Soundz" and "Spit on a Stranger" are rather melancholy-sounding. "Fin" is a Downer Ending for Brighten the Corners. And these are undoubtedly not the only examples.
- Vindicated by History: Upon initial release, Wowee Zowee was subject to lukewarm reviews and complaints about how little it sounded like their previous albums. Critics have since embraced its more experimental nature.
- What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Inverted. Post Crooked Rain works were very weed inspired.