March Badness, Round Fourteen: Creed vs. Limp Bizkit. AND THE WINNER IS…

 

CREED! And by a rather handy amount, too.

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This sets up an epic final: Creed vs. Nickelback. That last round starts Monday.

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In round fourteen–semi-final number two–of our NCAA-style competition to determine who is the worst band of all time, it’s:

Creed: Like Pearl Jam and other great bands, minus the credibility. Add to that, plenty of eyeroll-worthy lyrics delivered like they’re profound.

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Limp Bizkit: What’s worse than a combo of hip hop and metal that embraces some of the worst aspects of both genres? A band that comes across as a parody of that same band, which Limp Bizkit has done at least starting with their third album.

4 thoughts on “March Badness, Round Fourteen: Creed vs. Limp Bizkit. AND THE WINNER IS…

  • March 17, 2016 at 8:55 am
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    This should have a “Both” button choice.

    With arms wide open, I did it all for the nookie.

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  • March 17, 2016 at 9:33 am
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    Creed is cheesy, but I think they still had some degree of feeling in the songs. Bizkit was ok for the time. Like fast food, it gave you something but really had no substance. I cringe when I think about how I bought those albums instead of Beatles, Nick Drake, QOTSA.

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  • March 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm
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    Like Pearl Jam and other great bands, minus the credibility.

    Intriguing. I wasn’t aware Pearl Jam (or Nirvana for that matter) had any credibility aside from that which is forced down the public’s throat by their fans. Alice In Chains and Soundgarden were much more interesting, and lacking the melodrama of Kurt Cobain’s deification and Eddie Vedder’s soap box politics.

    Add to that, plenty of eyeroll-worthy lyrics delivered like they’re profound.

    Oh, please: you just described the whole grunge “scene” with that one line, there. I love how people crap all over Creed for stuff like this and then chirp about the “genius” of the heroin-induced ramblings of Kurt Cobain. It’s fine that the band is rather reviled, but I will never for the life of me understand why they’re so commonly lumped in with the likes of Nickelback and Limp Bizkit. Sure, they all came on the scene around the same time and feature heavy, grunge-inspired guitars, but that’s where the similarities end. Regardless of whether one feels like they succeeded or failed, Creed at least TRIED to write songs that meant something. Contrast that with songs by Limp Bizkit about how badass they are (which seems to be the their only topic). Fred Durst’s band is basically jock music. Nickelback, on the other hand, it more or less a modern AC/DC but without the elder statesmen repute. They only make songs about sex and getting high and they consistently rewrite their own riffs and hooks. Forgive me if I don’t think Creed fits in very well there.

    But of course, Creed will win this thing because it’s easier to make fun of a band that has a little respect for themselves than the alternative.

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