- Broken Base: Year of the Black Rainbow, musically and both lyrically/story wise, is either one of Coheed's best albums, or one of their worst. The elitist fan base on Cobalt And Calcium doesn't help matters,
- The band themselves aren't big fans of it either and admit that much of the album's writing and recording was rushed because they were dangerously close to a deadline. This is evident in that "When Skeletons Live" is actually demo thrown on the album because they didn't have time to polish it and re-record it. The irony is, even people who dislike the album find that to be one of the few good songs on it, but probably for that very reason, due to how dissonant it's sound is to the rest of the album.
- No World for Tomorrow is a bit of one as well. Most contention seem to come from either the production, the lack of Josh Eppard, or the somewhat rushed songwriting.
- The Color Before the Sun was initially considered by some to be a disappointment for being a non-concept album that moved away from The Amory Wars, but over time the album has become accepted and beloved for that reason.
- Epic Riff: "Welcome Home."
- Ensemble Darkhorse: Nearly every top comment on any Coheed and Cambria Youtube video will be about Claudio's hair.
- Face of the Band: Claudio Sanchez, lead singer, guitarist, author of the comics that nearly all of the band's songs are based directly on and owner of a massive amount of curly hair.
- Heartwarming Moments: "2's My Favorite 1." I embrace your defects.
- "Atlas", the song Claudio wrote for his son.
- Listener Gender Confusion: Claudio's androgynous singing voice tends to throw off a lot of first-time listers, who assume that the band is fronted by a woman until they actually see it coming out of a very hairy, masculine man. Special mention goes to the first verse of "21:13", which many listeners initially assumed was done by a female guest vocalist. Nope, just Claudio without any effects on his voice whatsoever!
- Lyrical Dissonance: "Wake Up": "I'll do anything for you, kill anyone for you..."
- "Number City" is a danceable ska-influenced song about Sirius' wife dying in a car crash.
- "Three Evils" has Claudio cheerily sing the following, set to the happiest notes of the song: Pull the trigger and the nightmare stops!(Repeat)
- Narm: The Word Salad Lyrics can't be taken seriously every moment.
- Also because it's easy to mishear the lyrics, even causing mild Memetic Mutation in the fandom with some common or hilarious ones (Most famously "Barking Apple of Doom" in Welcome Home and "Should the Iron Negro Hungry" in In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3).
- More Mondegreen narm comes from "Three Evils", whose opening line sounds an awful lot like Across floor in the hangar where we drove that Jew
- There's also the fact that the Writing Writer is being told to kill off characters by a talking bicycle.
- Signature Song: "Welcome Home" without a doubt.
- Suspiciously Similar Song
- Tear Jerker: Many:
- The song "Time Consumer", when you realize it's about two parents being forced to kill their children.
- During Coheed and Cambria's rampage throughout the ship Gloria vel Vessa, they encounter numerous soldiers who plead for their lives, mentioning that they have families and kids to take care of. Considering what General Mayo Deftinwulf forced Coh and Cam to do, this is not a good idea.
- The dialogue between Sirius Amory and The Allmother at the end of "The Dark Side of Me" Allmother: "I am not capable of comprehending human rationale. Sirius, is this what love is?" (Dramatic Pause) Sirius: "Yes."
- The climax of the song "Gravity's Union" is extraordinarily heartbreaking. Sirius believes that the doctors chose to save him and not his pregnant wife (Therefore "Let the wrong one in")
- Win Back the Crowd: Even though The Afterman: Ascension had people who disliked it for similar reasons as YOBR, it sort of managed to win back some of the fans- for one, the band were back to writing eight-minute epics, and Josh Eppard was back.
- For the fans who were disheartened that The Color Before The Sun moved away from the fictional universe of The Amory Wars, "The Dark Sentencer" (the first single for the upcoming album Unheavenly Creatures) was seen as a triumphant return.
YMMV / Coheed and Cambria