Why do some people hate Creed so much?

After reading this thread here I was really surprised at how many people don’t like Creed. So I thought I’d start a thread where people could sound off on just why Creed sucks so bad.
To put things in perspective, I own more Van Halen albums (5) than Creed albums (0). So I am not a fan looking to justify their work. To me, this intense dislike is inexplicable; they’re no less talented than about 90% of the groups you hear on most rock stations. Is it because they’re not depressing enough? I really want to know.

It may have something to do with (but not be entirely attributed to) the overwhelmingly, ass-chafingly annoying messianic “Christian” message and image they attempt to uphold. It’s just grating. Also, the lead singer’s vocals make my colon curdle in disgust.

1 - They suck.
2 - The lead singer has an incredible delusion of grandeur, even for rock star standards.
3 - Not only do they ape the styles of the already tired and boring “alterna-grunge” genre, but they do it badly.
4 - They’re a christian “rock” band.
5 - They are unbelievably tacky and corny.
5 - They suck.

  1. The band is the musical equivalent of e-mail glurge.
  2. The lead singer has one of the most infuriating voices on earth.

Just my feelings on the matter.

Some people just need something to hate to make themselves feel good. For instance, I choose to hate Fred Durst.

I don’t care about Creed either way.

What’s wrong with that?

They seem rather surreptitiously Christian to me. If that’s your message… out with it, and get play on the Christian contemporary station, or whatever.

Then, there’s the matter of their being incredibly overplayed, and as mentioned above, Stapp’s voice makes me want to bludgeon myself to death with a red Swingline stapler.

Their pseudo-christian rock bugs me. Their crappy lyrics bug me. Their over-processed music bugs me. The fact that they sound like diluted Pearl Jam bugs me. The arrogance to say that they are a better band than Pearl Jam pisses me off. The lead singer saying that the original cut of their video “Higher” didn’t have enough messianic poses disturbes me.

I just fucking hate them.

I liked their first song… but after that, their schtick just got old. OK, you like God and you want a good life for your kid, I get it already!

I’ve only heard a couple of their songs, but I really like them. shrug

Everybody knows all the cool bands are affiliated with satan.

Actually. they strongly deny that they are a Christian band.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. :wink:


Hmm, you can’t count and you seem to suffer from short-term memory loss :smiley:
I suppose, you hate U2 too…

I don’t hate Creed per se, but I need some band to hate. Creed doesn’t sound bad on that count.

Try Nickelback. Same great taste, plus they deprive good musicians like Jerry Cantrell of tour support from their label.

Done. Considering how they remind me of Creed.

I hate to admit it, but I saw the Creed VH1 Behind the Music show last year (I was too sick to care what I was watching). His mother stated that Stapp wanted to be a minister, but as a rock star, he’s able to get his “message” out much more widely than he ever would have as a minister. I don’t see how that’s denying the agenda they don’t have (according to that FAQ). Bleah, that reminded me that I find his physical appearance repellant too, though that could just be aversion by association . :stuck_out_tongue:

The number one reason people “hate” Creed:


I actually kind of like Creed, but when one of their thirty-odd singles is played each hour, anyone would get sick of them.

I don’t understand it either. I think people tend to hate whatever is popular just because it is and they can feel like the musical elitists that they want to be.

I listen to extremely heavy metal and NYC hardcore almost exclusively, but I think Mark Tremonti has written some of the most memorable pop rock riffs of the last 5 years or so. He has got a gift when it comes to writing catchy riffs that stick in your head for days after you hear them. As far as Stapp goes I could care less about him either way. But Mark is very talented and is one of the few pop guitarists that actually plays more than power chords now adays.

Angst-ridden, psudeo-christian (we’re not, really) fist/jaw-clenching, flavour of the month poprock crap. The fact that the lyrics sound a lot like the poetry I used to write when I was 14 doesn’t impress me either. (Oh, I’m so depressed. And smart, which makes me depressed. Boohoo. No, I really am smart. See, I’ll throw some biblical allusions in my work, see. Ain’t I tortured and smart. Is that a wind machine? Watch me pose…)

I don’t hate them any more than I hate Nickelback, say, or Linkin Park. It’s just easier to rant at Creed.