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  • Harsher in Hindsight:
    • "For He's a Jolly Good Felon", a song about how useless the police are, is harder to listen to after Watkins' arrest for child pornography and molestation.
    • The song "Still Laughing" from Fakesoundofprogress, as it seems to be about Ian's sociopathy. One fan even speculated that it was a sign of who he'd later become
    "Come take a look
    Because all this could mean, that I
    Don't really care
    Who ends up gettin' hurt

    Please take a look
    If it's judgment versus instinct
    How do I feel
    When my feelings don't even work?"
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • "Raaaaa...swing it!" before the breakdown in "The Fake Sound Of Progress".
    • The guitar intro to "We Still Kill The Old Way," the first song on "Start Something."
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    • The calm and cool intro to "Sway".
      • And the outro... just the whole song. "I'm not lying // I'm telling you the truth..."
    • The first verse of Bring 'Em Down features a "ONE! TWO! THREE! FOUR! FIVE! SIX! SEVEEEEENNNN! EIGHT!! NINE!!! TEN!!!!".
    • We Bring an Arsenal. The intro. "Weh-oh-eh-oh-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!! Weh-oh-eh-oh-la-la-la-la-la-LAAAAAA!!!". BEST. CHOIR. EVER.
    • The scratch solo from "We Are Godzilla, You Are Japan."
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: If you're not a devoted fan, most likely the only thing you know about the band is that Ian Watkins was convicted of child molestation
  • Signature Song: "Last Train Home", with "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)" as a close second.
  • Sophomore Slump: Averted, Start Something was actually their most succesful album.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: They had to deal with this already by the time of their first album. After its initial release and subsequent line-up change (Jamie replacing DJ Stepzak), they went back to studio to rework it. Title Track was re-recorded entirely, while other songs had their samples and vocals replaced (and even added ones, that originally weren't featured there) and were overally re-mixed. Subsequently, they also merged all interludes with their respective previous songs. Not all fans liked this change.
    • Later on, Liberation Transmission received this attitude. See New Sound Album on main page to see why.


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