Has anybody else considered the juxtaposition of being a God-complex rock star like Scott Stapp? Look, more power to them for trying to lead Christian lives as rock stars, but the last thing Christianity needs for self-promotion is a band pumping out the same sound on every album. Not as bad as Blink182 mind you(or their just-hitting the charts clone, New Found Glory) but the message of god should not come from the mouth of an Eddie Vedder sound a like.
When I listen to Creed, I think of Jack Chick serials. That's either extremely sad, or it's one of the funnier recurring experiences I have when I listen to the radio. Flip a coin, take your pick. Anyone else have the same happen to them?
When I was young Lou Reed both during and after his Velvet Underground days was constantly either on my turntable (and later cassette and CD) or in my head. Songs that exposed all aspects of life and often in a weird way celebrated it.