* AmericansHateTingle - As with the other Madchester artists (until Music/{{Oasis}} broke into the scene, though that'd be [[{{Britpop}} another scene altogether]]), the band was much more popular in their native England than they were in the USA. The fact that they canceled their scheduled tour of the USA at the height of their fame didn't help at all. They still did quite well on CollegeRadio. "She Bangs the Drums" and "Fool's Gold" made the top 10 on the Billboard modern rock chart, as did "One Love" and "Love Spreads." Their videos were also staples of Creator/{{MTV}}'s ''120 Minutes'' in the early '90s, so they did have an American audience. They're still not as well remembered as, say, Music/{{Nirvana}} outside of serious indie fans and anglophiles.
* BrokenBase - Fans frequently disagree over whether ''Second Coming'' is good or not.
** AscendedMeme: This debate is even referenced in ''Film/ShaunOfTheDead''.
* ChorusOnlySong - "I Wanna Be Adored".
* EarWorm: ''Let me put you in the picture, let me show you what I mean...''
* EpicRiff: "I am the Resurrection" and "Love Spreads" come to mind.
* FirstInstallmentWins - ''The Stone Roses'' is considered their MagnumOpus.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff - ''Second Coming'' was better received in the U.S. than it was in the U.K., to the point where some American fans prefer it over the debut. The bluesy riffs might have fit better into the {{Grunge}} scene than the jangly guitars of the first album did.
* ItGetsBetter - The main criticism of "Breaking Into Heaven" is the long 4-minute intro.
* ReplacementScrappy - Aziz Ibrahim and Robbie Maddix.
* SignatureSong: "One Love", "I am the Resurrection", and "Fool's Gold" are their best known songs. The later has been used quite frequently in film, most notably in Film/{{LockStockandTwoSmokingBarrels}}.
** Though Yankees are perhaps most likely to have heard "Love Spreads".
* SophomoreSlump - ''Second Coming''. Still lots of debates over its actual quality, but its commercial slump can't be denied.
* VindicatedByHistory - While the band was pretty popular at the time, their first album, ''[[Music/TheStoneRosesAlbum The Stone Roses]]'' received some negative reviews by the press. Infamously, music magazine ''NME'' originally gave the album a 5 out of 10 rating, but in recent years has claimed that it's one of the best albums of all time.