Of all the current popular rock bands, why is Creed the one that gets bashed more than any other? I'm not a fan of them myself, but what is it about them specifically that garners so much derision? Some say the singer sounds like Eddie Vedder. Well, so do a ton of other singers. The emotive, awkwardly announciating baritone has been one of the mainstays of rock for the past dozen years. I've seen some of their sheet music and some of it's actually quite clever. As players they are not bad at all. I happen to find their songs to be dull, but no more so than most of the pop rock acts. So why are they the first band to get slammed?