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  • Big Name Fan: After they praised Lil Jon for "always telling the truth" in "Oxford Comma", he reciprocated by making a cameo in the video for "Giving Up the Gun".
  • Funny Moments: The video for "Giving Up the Gun" features an increasingly weird tennis tournament where RZA is the umpire, Lil Jon is the protagonist's coach and she faces, amongst others, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal and her own doppelgänger. The band seem blissfully unaware of all this.
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  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "This Life" has a guitar riff that sounds like The Smiths' "This Charming Man".
  • Tear Jerker:
    • "I Think Ur A Contra" is a slow, sober, almost ghostly sounding song that is made even more sad because it's such a contrast to the rest of it's parent album Contra, which mostly features bouncy, upbeat songs.
    • "Obvious Bicycle" is about someone who has lost hope in life, feeling that they are insignificant and that they should just retreat from society.
      "You ought to spare your face the razor, because no-one is going to spare their time for you."

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