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.
(NB: this is referring to the band.)
Big Name Fan: Pab UK and Eiteews, aka Paul and Donna, who run Spacetheband. There's also Billy Cook, who is responsible for making Love You More Than Football available to fans.
Crowning Music of Awesome: 'Female Of The Species', 'Avenging Angels', 'Neighbourhood' and 'Me And You Versus The World' are the songs guaranteed to get the crowd going.
Franny's performance of 'Fran In Japan' in the Tin Planet Live video also counts as this.
Crowning Music Of Heartwarming: 'Only Half An Angel', 'Bad Days', and in an odd way, 'Me & You Vs The World'. Especially in Tin Planet Live, where Jamie dedicates it to his baby daughter.
From Love You More Than Football, 'More Than A Friend' and 'Yes You Do'.
The first verse of "Suburban Rock 'N' Roll": "All that matters to me, is my family..."
Despite being their darkest work yet, Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab manages to squeeze a triple whammy of heartwarming in the shape of 'Guest List to Hell', 'Falling in Love' and 'Day of the Dead'. When Tommy sings the final chorus of 'Guest List to Hell', he means it.
Hypocritical Heartwarming / Enemy Mine: The last verse in 'Neighbourhood' (the quote being used at the top of the main page): the singer openly chastises his neighbours for being a bunch of lunatics and criminals, but he'll be ready to stick by and defend them if the place ever gets demolished.
Ear Worm: any of the singles could qualify. In fact, Jamie even said, before Tin Planet came out, that they wanted it to be 'as catchy as Spiders, songs that'll stick in people's heads'.
Ensemble Darkhorse: every member of the 1998 Five-Man Band had their own fandom, not just Tommy. It helped that up until Jamie's departure, other band members got the spotlight: Jamie sang lead vocals on several songs, Franny had a solo spot, and during the Tin Planet era, Leon even got to do a drum solo. Yorkie also did a fair amount of interviews alongside Tommy.
In the second Five-Man Band, Ryan, Allan and Phil also have their fair share of fans.
Epic Riff: 'Female Of The Species', 'Avenging Angels', 'Begin Again' and 'The Ballad Of Tom Jones'. Franny apparently got goosebumps whenever he played the latter.
"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: 'Drop Dead' is about stalking celebrities. Guess what happened to Tommy when the band toured the US in 1997?
Growing the Beard / Win Back the Crowd: 'Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab' was well-received by Space fans and gained a whole lot of new, younger fans, some of whom were pleasantly surprised at Space's heavier direction.
Hell Is That Noise: 'I Am Unlike A Lifeform You've Ever Met is possibly the creepiest song Space have ever done. It is the only Space song where Franny does lead vocals. He has a very thick Scouse accent. You wouldn't think that a Scouser talking about how he's going to eat you, and sounding like he's going to enjoy it, would be so disturbing...but oh, it is. The breaks in the music and the sampled speech at the end about an impending zombie invasion do not help.
Narm: Tommy had the following conversation with a Melody Maker journalist: "The new album's called Love You More Than Football...why are you laughing?" In fact, one of the main criticisms of Space was that they were too wacky and silly to be taken seriously, even when they tried to write serious songs, thanks to the constant namechecking of superheroes and villains, and some of the sound effects they used, such as fake brass.
'Suburban Rock 'n' Roll' contains the line 'he buries me in soil / and it hurts like burning oil'.
Tin Planet and Love You More Than Football are entire albums of Narm .
Nightmare Fuel: 'I Am Unlike A Lifeform You've Ever Met' is creepy enough (see Hell Is That Noise above), but some of the tracks on Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab are worse. Check out the lyrics to the title track and 'Happy Clowns', for instance.
You were so bright and oh so full of culture / And I preyed on you like a big old fat vulture...
'Suburban Rock 'n' Roll'.
Our war is never won / But our love is a loaded gun / He buries me in soil / And it hurts like burning oil / You're my running stream / And we're a winning team...
Tear Jerker: 'Bad Days', from Tin Planet, about the band's lost loved ones. And not just for fans, either - Tommy cried when he was recording it.
From Suburban Rock 'n' Roll: 'Punk Rock Funeral', '20 Million Miles from Earth', 'Quiet Beach', and 'The Goodbye Song'.
The unreleased track 'Grounded' - which was briefly put out as a free download on Yorkie's website - would have qualified too.
From Attack Of The Mutant 50ft Kebab, 'Armageddon' and 'Guest List to Hell', though the latter also doubles as a moment of heartwarming.
Tommy Scott isn't the only band member capable of writing a Tear Jerker; see 'Gravity', one of the highlights of Love You More Than Football, written and sung by Jamie of all people.
For the band themselves, playing the Hillsborough Justice Concert in 1997. Jamie and Tommy both broke down in tears during the finale, where the bands all came onstage to sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.
They Changed It, Now It Sucks: unlike Spiders and Tin Planet, Suburban Rock 'n' Roll was not well-received by critics despite being a fan favourite with those who heard it, and sold very poorly. It didn't help that much of the fandom had grown tired of waiting for a new album and had moved on.