- Anvilicious - Many people found the song about homelessness "Walking Down Madison" a bit heavy-handed.
- Critical Dissonance: The critics loved her and she amassed quite a cult following, but she never really won over a mainstream audience. Her only big hits were "Fairytale Of New York" (on which she was a hired hand), "A New England" and "Days" (both covers) and "There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis" (a much loved oldie, but mostly by people who've never listened to the verses and think it's a novelty song about... well, a guy who swears he's Elvis).
- Friendly Fandoms: There is a lot of overlap between Kirsty's fandom and that of her Spear Counterpart (and on/off collaborator) Billy Bragg.
- Harsher in Hindsight: "Titanic Days" and "Can't Stop Killing You" both have lyrics about dying underwater, and appear back-to-back on her Greatest Hits Album "Galore".
YMMV / Kirsty MacColl