Released: Oct 2009
Label: The Bicycle Music Company
There may be speculation as to the motivations behind Creed's reunion (last we heard, they all hated each other), but it seems their hiatus has done them good; snaking guitars and a defiant Scott Stapp elevate Full Circle, the band's first album since 2001. The dropped tuning and numerous guitar solos (never a bad idea for a rock band) were good decisions, and tracks like "Overcome" will win over even the most fervent non-believers. "Rain" returns Creed to its Pearl Jam-ery roots, but for the most part, the band sounds more dangerous than ever.