YMMV: Creed

The band

  • Anvilicious: Scott Stapp isn't exactly known to be a master of subtlety, but even compensating for that, "In America" is still incredibly blunt.
  • Awesome Music: "Torn" "What If" "Young Grow Old" "Bullets" and "Overcome" just to name a few.
    • Mark Tremonti's guitar work in general. Say what you will about the band themselves, the guy is a damn good musician.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: On their 2012 tour, Scott Stapp would introduce "With Arms Wide Open" by saying how it used to be his son Jagger's (for whom the song was written) favorite song. "And then 'Moves Like Jagger' came out."
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "With Arms Wide Open."
  • Deader Than Disco: The backlash began right around the time they broke up and hasn't slowed down since; Today it is almost a social taboo to say that you are a Creed fan and just about everyone is ashamed of the Creed album they owned circa 2000. In 2013, readers of Rolling Stone magazine voted them as the worst band of the 1990s by such a wide margin the editors claimed the competition, "Wasn't even close", with much maligned Nickelback coming in a distant second. When Creed got back together and released Full Circle in 2009, it was slammed by critics and was a commercial failure, barely going gold. The subsequent concert tour didn't fare much better.
    • By 2014, Stapp was flat broke, living in a hotel, and possibly insane.
    • In 2001, in a negative review of Weathered, Allmusic called it "just another Creed album".
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Total Guitar magazine named Mark Tremonti the fourth greatest guitarist of all time.
  • Face of the Band: Scott Stapp.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Pearl Jam, who's fans (along with anyone who has working ears) accuse Scott Stapp of ripping off Eddie Vedder's singing style.
  • Love It or Hate It: In spite of their uncool reputation, they still have some pretty dedicated fans.
  • Snark Bait: Nowadays, they're second only to Nickelback as the rock band most used as a joke on the internet.
  • Tear Jerker: "My Sacrifice," "With Arms Wide Open," "One Last Breath" and "Don't Stop Dancing" come to mind.
  • They Copied It, So It Sucks: A third or so of the hate for them originates from how much they copy supposedly better bands, namely Pearl Jam.