Weathered

Weathered

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It's been clear for quite some time that Scott Stapp and company believe that you've gotta say yes to every excess -- at least on record -- and this third album certainly follows in that tradition. Naysayers will find it windy and overblown, but to the ever-growing mass of true believers, the unapologetic grandiosity of Weathered should prove both uplifting and

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It's been clear for quite some time that Scott Stapp and company believe that you've gotta say yes to every excess -- at least on record -- and this third album certainly follows in that tradition. Naysayers will find it windy and overblown, but to the ever-growing mass of true believers, the unapologetic grandiosity of Weathered should prove both uplifting and propulsive. For the most part, Stapp and company remain true to the themes they explored on their first two multi-platinum efforts. The singer retains his knack for conveying, then assuaging, spiritual doubts (on anthemic numbers like "Torn" and "One"), while turning on just enough full-on rock mojo to get bodies moving to the beat of "Stand" and "One Last Breath." Weathered does find Creed exploring some new ground. On the surprisingly flinty "Bullets," there's more than a hint of nu-metal dynamic, while the extended "Who's Got My Back?" lists rather improbably into raga-rock territory. Love him or hate him, there's no denying Stapp's charisma -- or his willingness to sing every note as if it were his last. For those who think bigger is better, Creed is as good as it gets.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The week Creed released their fourth album, Weathered, lead vocalist Scott Stapp mentioned in an interview that they didn't really care about the widespread critical disdain for his group, since Led Zeppelin wasn't appreciated either -- not until they released their fourth album in 1971, that is. Stapp's assessment is a little off; Zeppelin never really enjoyed good reviews by most of the rock-crit establishment -- at least until 1988 when Zep-mania gripped the nation and even prompted Rolling Stone to put Robert Plant on the cover -- but his sentiment is right on target since he's saying Creed isn't a band for the critics, they simply do what they do and the proof that they're right is in the millions of fans. Well, Creed certainly isn't a critic's band, but not because critics hate heavy rock -- grunge sorta blew that bugaboo out of the water when it became mandatory to take anybody with heavy guitars seriously -- but because Creed simply works very earnestly within a tradition without ever expanding it, without ever adding humor or even cracking a smile. R.E.M. and U2 may have had the weight of the world on their shoulders during the first Bush era, but they lightened up occasionally. Creed never does. They are a very serious band, realizing that the world is very serious, so music is a serious business, a way of expressing their faith, passion, yearning, and love -- all things that are quite serious so they should be treated seriously. Their hearts are in the right place -- let it never be said that they're only in this for the money or the fame; they even advertise Stapp's With Arms Wide Open Foundation charity in the liner notes -- but the earnestness in their approach is magnified by their resolutely unimaginative neo-grunge. Try as they may -- and they do, bringing in the Tallahasee Boys' Choir for "Don't' Stop Dancing," incorporating a Cherokee Indian prayer on "Who's Got My Back," sprinkling the album with some keyboards, and stretching out to near-epic lengths occasionally -- they don't break from that template, and to all but the hardcore, this is simply another Creed record, one that has the same faults or virtues, depending on your viewpoint. And that's why Creed isn't Led Zeppelin, even though both were slagged by critics, say what you may, Zeppelin changed on each of those first four records, where Creed has stayed the same. (This does get the honorary Fred Durst's Chocolate Starfish award for worst album cover of the year, however.)

Product Details

Release Date:
11/20/2001
Label:
Wind-Up
UPC:
0601501307546
catalogNumber:
13075

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Creed   Primary Artist
John Kurzweg   Keyboards
Bo Taylor   Prayers
Scott Phillips   Drums,Keyboards
Scott Stapp   Vocals
Mark Tremonti   Bass,Guitar
Amie Stapp   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Cameron   Executive Producer
Tony Adams   Drum Technician
John Kurzweg   Producer,Engineer
Rob Lambert   Contributor
Creed   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Jeff Hanson   Executive Producer
Daniel Tremonti   Art Direction
Kirk Kelsey   Producer,Engineer
Robert Selvaggio   Engineer

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Weathered 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
amazing music by one amazing band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Creed there first two albums definetly rocked this one has to kick some major A** keep on bringing the albums you rock.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed has done it once again, and it is classic and epic. There have only been three songs released and I love all three of them already. They are a whole lot heavier this time around, the riffs are very heavy and the singing sometimes turns into screaming. It is going to be a classic Creed album and it will sell 10 million in the first 3 weeks!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have heard the entire album and it is the best yet. Scott, Mark and Scott touched me again with their lyrics, and their music has the traditional Creed sound, with some songs a little harder, and some a little softer. Definately a winner!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Into their third album, and they still prove that they are the Kings of Rock 'n' Roll. And this time, it's much more personal. Leaking songs, the Creed Pager, and inside info. on all production shows their dedication to their fans. Much respect and love to their music and everyone else who knows that Creed is and will be No.#1.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an admirer of Creed for many years now, I had my expectations set very high for this new album. Yet, I must admit, I did not think it could live up to my expectations. I was wrong. This is Creed's best album yet. It is a strange twist between both of their previous albums with a hint of new style. A perfect blend. A must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed has done it again. my sacrifice is so good and all the other sons rock. i am going to be there the first day it comes out. creed-lover, ashes
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed makes more original music in this release that will not disappoint. A must for any Creed or Rock fan. Stapp's voice, unlike other so-called Rock bands, is quite unique. (and what he meant to say was that his favorite is ''Pity for a Dime'' from the My Own Prison release)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Despite the critics, cranky people who don't listen to personal lyrics, Creed has thrived on connecting with their audiences. After hearing ''My Sacrifice'', ''Bullets'' and ''Signs'', I have no doubt in my mind that the critics will take a step back and listen harder to this album. Scott Stapp, mad genius he is, and Scott Phillips and Mark Tremonti have made what will be a monumental album. The music is heavier, harder but the lyrics remain introspective and brilliant. My wish list this year contains only two things- get a boyfriend (lol) and get this CD. Creed is true rock and roll, and by God they have proved it here three-fold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So far, I have only heard the song ''My Sacrifice'' and seen the video. Judging everything on those two things, this album, in my opinion, will be 10 giant steps up from their last one. It's heavy, it's sweet, it's Creed. I am counting the days till Weathered is in stores.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have only heard the one song My Sacrifice and already I know that this will certainly be as good if not better than they're previous releases. I can hardly wait for weathered to go on the market as I will be one of the first in line to purchase it. Creed is the UlTIMATE!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan since the beginning, but Creed keeps on amazing me. The lyrics and harmonies are amzazing on all of the albums, but this one is gonna rock the charts! I can't wait for the next tour!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have had the pleasure of hearing four of the songs on this album. Once again Scott mezmerizes us with his lyrics and guitar god-Mark Tremonti paralyzes us with his heart pounding riffs. ''My Sacrafice'' is truly epic!Creed is surely here to stay!
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the success of Arms wide open, I thought Creed with resort sappy pop songs, but this album rocks. Bullets, Freedom Fighter and Signs are powerful metal thunder. I was surprised to see some dark tones in the lyrics also. There isn't a song I dislike. My favorites are Who's got my back?, One last breath, and Stand here with me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed is putting up the big guns, and showing no mercy. From the opening track ''Bullets'' to the radio smash ''My Sacrifice'' this album does nothing but one thing, Showing the talent of one of the best rock bands in the world!'' Songs of great note that should not be missed include ''Who's got my back?'' (track 3) a powerful piece questioning truth. Make sure you also get listens into ''Signs, Stand Here With Me'', and ''Lullaby.'' A great album showing you the true style, grace, and uniqueness of Creed. Weathered does not disappoint!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard the world album premire tonight, and I was blown away by the all of the songs. The CD is a combination of My Own Prison and Human Clay, but with it's own special twist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The whole cd is terrific. If your not a fan of their music you would be crazy not to atleast give credit for their amazing songwriting capabilities. I was expecting everything to be more comparible to their old stuff but it's so much different. I just lost a friend this week, and I think of him evertime I hear one last breath.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Creed dazzles with their new release. The songs are all great and the Album tops it's predecessors and has something to make all of their fans happy. The most amazing thing about this is how, Tesla's ''Getting Better'' is revisited on ''One last Breath'' Check it out it enough to make Jeff Keith proud.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I guess I'm gonna be like everyone else who has written reviews so far and complimnet Creed on another awesome cd. I have listened to the whole cd about three times now, and i just got it yesterday. The mixture of songs is so awesome. My favorite songs would probably be ''Who's Got My Back Now?'', ''One Last Breath'', ''My Sacrifice'', ''Weathered'', and ''Don't Stop Dancing.'' The other songs are all great, thanks again Creed, I can't wait for the next one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with Creed's music the first time I ever heard it. I KNEW this album wouldn't be a disappointment, Creed could never disappoint their fans. They are an amazing band and it's slammin album! I can't say they outdid themselves because they ALWAYS do. I saw them in concert and was just blown away. I can't wait to see if they come back or if I have to go to them. They are so in touch with their fans, how can you not love them?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just love the new cd! I love Creed also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definately Creed's best album yet, continuing to best their previous efforts. Epic songs and heavy tunes highlight this latest offering. Only downside is a couple songs are androgenous and boring - but that's no different then any previous Creed album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Creed has always been an awesome band with a sound all their own and lyrics that reflect their passion. The cool thing about them is that each album they come out with is neither better or worse. It's just equally as great compared to the last album. Like the headline, Weathered is also in its own category. I call it ''Hard and Bombastic''. The first track says it all. Bullets opens with a raging guitar riff that reminds me of something from A Perfect Circle or Rage Against The Machine. Then it has its hard yet soft undertoned rock like the new single, My Sacrifice which sounds like Higher Part 2 honestly but I think even more in-depth lyrics. Then you have the enchanting and roaring, Who's Got My Back? Overall, the album is awesome but some of the songs aren't as easy to listen to. I think Freedom Fighter has some of the best lyrics but not the greatest music. And it's a little repetitive sometimes but that was like their other albums too. Still, Creed brought us another winner. Weathered stands alone though with Human Clay alone and My Own Prison as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
record companies doing it again, making all of us who burn the cd unable to find a good recording of the songs. some of us dont have the money to buy the expensive cd's, bring down the price and maybe you people will sell more. plus who do you think you are to be cutting in to cd-writer makers profits because of your GREED for $20 million instead of $19!
Guest More than 1 year ago
OK - I've now had Weathered on REPEAT for 3 days, this album will take you on a JOURNEY and it makes you FEEEEEEEEL....Every song on this album is amazing, now most people would think that this is not a ''fair'' review - BUT people, listen to the album, EVERY SONG is AWESOME! Scott Stapp's voice on this album will give you ''chills'' at times. CREED wrote this album in 3 weeks and that is unbelievable! My favorite song on it though is the most ''EPIC'' song that CREED has written - ''Who's Got My Back'' - Listen to this one LOUD it will take you on a trip spiritually -it is 8 minutes long! Bullets, Freedom Fighter,Weathered, Stand Here With me are AWESOME! I'm loving them all. Get Ready for ''HIDE''. Its going to be a huge song, The CD's diversity is awesome!! Who's Got My Back is truly EPIC if someone asks for the meaning of an epic song, tell them to listen to Who's got my back?. Anyways check out the ARTWORK on the CD Sleeve - amazing and beautiful as well and alot of symbolism and it relates to their previous CD's My Own Prison and Human Clay. What can I say - GET this album, it won't disappoint you at all.... ROCK ON CREED!