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It's still allright now & then....
on November 29, 2003
yes,, we have all come to know and NOT love Creed- we all hear "With Arms Wide Open" or "One Last Breath" everywhere all the time, and we all can't stand it... well back around 1997 or so, back when there was nothing in the top 40 but Hanson or The Spice Girls,, they WERE actually not that bad..
Other than this cd i DO pretty much hate Creed,, not nearly to the degree of how much I hate Good Charlotte or Limp Bizkit, but yea,, I hate hearing their awful "Pearl-Jam-mixed-with-NSYNC" sound everywhere, and Scott Stapp is an ego maniac who has said a few things that I didn't like.. (ie: "We are the New Led Zeppelin"), and of course everyone loves to hate Mr. Stapp because of the "I-Am-Jesus" stuff.. well I'm not Christian so that doesn't really bother me,, but yea,, it's annoying..
Anyway onto this cd.. Sure this cd DOES have some dumb songs I can't stand- "Whats This Life For?", "One", "In America", etc.. but there ARE actually some pretty good songs on here-"Torn", "My Own Prison", "Pity for a Dime", "Illusion".. all very good songs with good lyrics, and excellent guitar work by Mark Tremonti (on this cd he actually WAS good, before he turned into "2-power-chord" junk...)
I hate Creed post-this cd, Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Fuel, Default, Lifehouse and all other crap like that,, but I can still listen to this cd now & then,, its worth it just for "Torn", "Pity for A Dime", and "My Own Prison", 3 great songs.
Back in 97-98 when this came out Creed were a great escape from the top 40, now they ARE the top 40 and I'm listening to Pearl Jam to escape from them!