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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

I think an update is in order. A few months ago, my brother-in-law Dave and I got into a bit of a tussle over U2 and Creed here, arguing which was the better band. I'm still scratching my head -- I really thought Creed fans died out with the 90s.

Anyway, to my point. We agreed we'd swap CDs, compilations of what we thought were the best or at least the most approachable of the two bands' masterworks. We'd both listen and give summaries of each individual song. That was the deal. I sent mine off, he never his.

Anyway, his no show essentially forfeits him from the contest which means the argument victory goes to me. Not only does this speak to the quality of Creed fans, it speaks directly to the quality of music they produce. The obviously underwhelming desire to share can really only mean that their music inspires nothing in the listener. In so many words, they suck. They've always sucked and it doesn't matter what they do in the future, they will forever continue to suck. And then be forgotten. If there's any mercy in this universe. Did I mention they suck?

I mean really, who in their right mind argues Creed is a better band than U2? I can see backing Radiohead or making a case for Weezer. But Creed? Are you listening Dave? Go home and listen to your Neil Diamond. Go turn on your heart light and talk to your chair. Then, when the tears have dried, give me a call and I'll help you establish some legitimacy as a music lover.


Ian said...

I'm not a big Creed or U2 fan, but I'll take U2 over Creed any day.

Anonymous said...

Actually I like both bands, but prefer Creed.

I wouldnt say Creed are a better band, because bands over time don't get much better than U2, but your friends "no-show" doesnt speak about Creed fans, only himself.

Creed fans didn't die out with the 90's, because the band has a lot of quality work behind them.

As for "inspires nothing in the listener"....honestly that could not be further from the truth.

Oh but please, Weezer? Creed WERE a better band than Weezer by far.

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