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  • Awesome Music: Considered to be this in its entirety, but certain movements stand out:
    • "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven...". It feels like waking up to a beautiful day.
    • The latter half of "Gathering Storm".
    • The first minute of "She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field" is often considered the apex, and it's not hard to see why.
    • All of "Sleep".
  • Catharsis Factor: "Sleep", and in particular, "Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt. 3". After all the tension and dread built up on the rest of the album, it's an incredible release of tension.
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  • Fanon: Many believe that the album is about both life and death. Some of the movements (such the grand "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists, Like Antennas to Heaven...", the depressing "Murray Ostril: '...They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach...'" and the anxiety-inducing "[Antennas to Heaven...]") support this theory.
  • Memetic Mutation: Photoshopping things into the album cover.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Static" in its entirety, particularly the apocalyptic crescendo of "World Police and Friendly Fire", which builds and builds in intensity before collapsing into a quiet, subtle Drone of Dread.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "Murray Ostril: '...They Don't Sleep Anymore on the Beach...'" evokes the sad aspects of nostalgia.
      • All of "Sleep". "Monheim" is almost unbearably bleak at times, and "Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt. III" is so unbelievably ethereal it can invoke all kinds of emotional reactions.
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    • "Chart #3", with a sample of a preacher accompanied by sombre instruments.
    • The second instrumental in "She Dreamt She Was a Bulldozer, She Dreamt She Was Alone in an Empty Field".
  • Tough Act to Follow: It's widely considered to be the band's best album, and the albums they've released since often suffer from having to be compared to it.
    • It should be noted that the band's later releases are still very well loved. It's just that, when you release an album that's commonly considered the defining release of an entire genre, it's difficult to replicate the feat again afterward.
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