YMMV / The Hold Steady

  • Epic Riff: Lots of them.
    • "Knuckles"
    • "Hot Soft Light"
    • "Banging Camp"
    • "Constructive Summer" in a pretty huge way.
  • Fanon: Fans have made dedicated attempts to piece together the storyline and the general chronology, but there has never been any offical confirmation of the timeline. For instance, general consensus seems to be that Sapphire from "Yeah, Sapphire" is the psychic in "Chips Ahoy," "Both Crosses," and "The Weekenders," but Craig Finn has never outright said this.
  • More Popular Spinoff: The Hold Steady was formed by the singer and bassist of cult band Lifter Puller.
  • Seasonal Rot: While Heaven is Whenever and Teeth Dreams are by no means bad, Franz Nicolay's absence after leaving the band is definitely noticeable.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "Heaven is whenever we can get together..."
  • The Woobie: Holly.