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Creed – Greatest Hits Reviews

Greatest Hits (w/ Bonus DVD)

If Nirvana’s Nevermind heralded alternative’s ascendancy into the mainstream, Creed’s mega-successful 1997 debut showed just how quickly–and craftily–alt.rock’s musical hallmarks could be utterly co-opted by it. Fueled by vocalist Scott Stapp’s Weiland-inspired growl, Creed rode the Seattle pop-suffused string of hits included here to become one of the 90’s most successful rock acts–if one whose level of critical revile nearly matched its multi-million sales. This CD/DVD combo f (more…)

13 responses to “Creed – Greatest Hits Reviews”

  1. Yuma says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Incredible CD!
    This is one incredible CD! The voice of Scott Stapp is phenomenal. For someone to come up with the lyrics that he has and put them to the hard rock music is a gift in itself.

  2. Vevina says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Creed rocks.. but….
    Censorship sucks and completely ruins what would have been a classic collection of Creed jams. Bought the digital download from Amazon and nowhere did it state that this was the…

  3. Winda says:

    Creed from 3 albums, all of one greater than the other, from 1997 to 2001, and then it quits. The Florida band came out of nowhere with 1997's “My Own Prison”, which was really a classic album, not a weak track on it is the perfect soundtrack for the alternative rock in his heydays. The other 2 albums (1999's “Human Clay” and 2001 “Weathered”) were far more mixed bag.
      “Greatest Hits” (13 tracks, 63 min.) is a straightforward compilation of the Creed greatest hits and best-known album tracks. The songs run chronologically, 4 tracks from each of the first and second album with 5 tracks from the last album. Admit Creed had an amazing number of hits in the 5-year period: from “My Own Prison” to “A” and “Higher” on “With Arms Wide Open” to “My Sacrifice” and “One Last Breath”, just to name a few, wow. Yet I can not miss this compilation “higher” than 4 stars for a few reasons: (1) the first album, by far the best band, is underrepresented with only 4 tracks. Where is “In America”, a real radio hit? (2) There are no rarities here. Why not be the door for “free riders on the storm” (from the Doors tribute album “Stoned Immaculate”), which is also a radio hit? In 63 min., These two songs have been added easily, without having the 80 min. Capacity of a CD. The bonus DVD brings together all of the music videos, as well as some live performances.
      In all, “Greatest Hits” is a pretty good job, although in this * after * the perfect combination of Creed. Meanwhile, 3 of the 4-Creed members have responded to different things (and “Old Bridge”), but who knows what has become the lead singer Scott Stapp, the seemingly out of sight disappeared.

  4. Udell says:

    What ever you are on Creed, we must admit they were a successful band with a steadfast and passionate fans. I have this album just for the extras. I have all the albums. While rehashing of the “hit” by Creed on the audio CD, what I really wanted was the bonus DVD and watched the video clips and live performances of this once great band.
      It Indeed, the largest collection of music hits Creed and the bonus material is also worth seeing.

  5. Lindsay says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Hard rock at its best
    One of the things that puts me off most of the hard rock on the market these days is overly dark or smutty lyrics or simple lack of creativity or imagination in the song writing…

  6. Helsa says:

    I'm an avid fan since Creed “My Own Prison” was first again in'97. I fell in love with their music, because I thought they were the first band in recent years, band members and song writing deserve, compared to more legendary bands. They wrote songs with real heart, instead of all that pop-punk or rap-metal waste. Ironically, I said that everyone, when Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Blink 182 and Kid Rock were long gone, Creed is still around. I even defended them when the people called them a Christian band, they do not. But unfortunately, her career was cut. At least they went at a high level, and not incinerated.
      CD: The CD part of this package is a precise identification of all bands singles. All the big hits are here, like “Higher,” “With Arms Wide Open,” “My Own Prison,” “One Last Breath,” “What If”, “My Sacrifice”, “What Life is for “and” One “. The collection also offers the less known but equally brilliant singles like “Torn,” “Are You Ready”, “Weathered” “Bullets” and “Dont Stop Dancing.” These are all great songs, but I think really appriciate the band, you should pick up all 3 of their albums. With a few exceptions, all of Creed hits were their trade, radio-friendly songs. Some of their darker and heavier songs like “Say I”, “Unforgiven,” “Beautiful” or “Freedom Fighter” never on radio, and as a result only one side of the band was. Also see how this collection only contains 13 songs, I think it would be cool if they are a part of the group of fan favorite songs on here such as “Ode” and “Faceless Man”. There are no newly recorded or previously unreleased songs on this collection, which is good in my opinion, because it is just a marketing stunt for the fans to buy something they already possess. Over-all, this is a great collection of Creed hits, and if you like it the way through, consider picking their individual albums.
      DVD: This is a collection of all 9 of the band music videos: “My Own Prison,” “What is life for,” “Higher,” ” What If, “” With Arms Wide Open “,” My Sacrifice, “” Bullets, “” One Last Breath “and” Dont Stop Dancing. ” Also there are 3 live performances of “Torn,” “Higher” and “Weathered.” As a big fan, it's cool that all of the band's music videos, but unfortunately, most of their videos were pretty cheesy, even the band has admitted that. As for the live clips, I was a little let down. The band always sounded awesome in concert, but 2 of these live clips were from the award-show appearances, and the band are usually not in the reproduction of sound right award shows. Still, it's a cool DVD and it is not bad for an added bonus!

  7. Lahoma says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of my favourite bands!
    Creed are one of the finest bands I’ve ever heard! Screw that Pearl Jam and Nirvana crap, Creed are the REAL DEAL!

  8. Dutch says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Love Creed
    I love this CD and wish they were still a group. My 19 year old son got me to liking Creed. Several years back, Creed was the bomb and all my son thought about was Creed.

  9. Pahkakino says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Why compare? Either you like them or you don’t.
    I’ve always liked Creed. I have the first 3 albums. What intrigued me more than the positive reviews were some of the negative reviews.

  10. Waldo says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Worst Band Ever Times Infinity
    Giving Creed a Greatest Hits album is like giving Adolf Hitler a Humanitarian award. This band is the antithesis of all that is great.

  11. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Scott Stapp rocks
    Scott Stapp is assuredly one of the greatest frontmen in the history of music. Say what you will about Creed: that they are glorified “radio rock”, that their songs are all the…

  12. Estevan says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    2 for the music, 3 for the correct choices
    My question is this- why?
    Why bother buying this Creed album when you can just buy a couple of their regular albums?

  13. Raffaello says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    To have all the albums is better
    I have all the albums elsewhere and this was a shortcut. It doesn’t replace them.

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