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Creed: Weathered

Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 14 December 2001

ALTHOUGH VIRTUALLY unknown here, this Florida post-grunge trio sold nearly 1m copies of Weathered in its first week of American release. Something in singer Scott Stapp's torturous rasp speaks to fashionably pessimistic teenagers as Kurt Cobain's did to an earlier generation, though Creed's take on the usual angsty "issues" is tempered by Stapp's Christianity.

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