YMMV / Yoko Ono

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: Due to her vilification as some kind of art hippie that destroyed the Beatles, public perception of her catalogue is that it's all just her screaming violently over guitar feedback. Yes, she had a few compositions of that nature, but most of her catalogue is all art pop, like the tunes she performed with Lennon on Double Fantasy. She also ditched her iconic mane of hair by the end of the 1970s.
  • Iron Woobie: Let's be honest: She is this. Yes she did some pretty crass stuff when it comes to John's first marriage (and relationship with Julian Lennon) and has had a very bad reputation within the Beatles fandom, but it's agreed she didn't deserve to lose John the way she did, and the fact that it's pretty obvious his death left a scar on her (and arguably Sean and Julian, especially Sean who ended up having David Bowie as a secondary father) for the rest of her life.
  • Memetic Mutation: A sort-of fad in YouTube that's somewhat spreading is that Yoko does a "cover" of a certain song. This video then accompanied with piano instrumental of the song. Here's an example with Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"
  • Misblamed: For her role in the break-up of the Beatles.
  • Never Live It Down: No matter what she did with her career or for John Lennon's memory, she'll always be remembered for the Beatles breaking up while she happened to be married to John. Charity work that she takes part in are frequently bashed online solely for the fact that she is Yoko.
  • Ron the Death Eater: There's plenty of fair criticism to be made of her, but her Hatedom's image of her as some evil golddigging sorceress who used her Eastern magic to seduce John Lennon and break up the Beatles definitely falls under this category.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Yoko was a Conceptual Artist before she got into music. It influences her music as well, and her album Fly contained two soundtracks to short films and two audio versions of museum pieces.
  • She Really Can Sing: Opinions vary in which songs her voice "sounds good" or "listenable". Her more conventional songs are often well-liked even though there are some that do prefer her avant-garde songs with her signature vocal style more.
  • Vindicated by History: Her work is considerably more popular now than it was between 1968 and 1990. A retrospective in 1989 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the 6-disc Onobox in 1992 re-invigorated her appeal in the public eye, and her body of work has proven influential for many female (and some male) musicians and artists.