Human Clay

1999 studio album by Creed / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Human Clay is the second studio album by American rock band Creed, released on September 28, 1999, through Wind-up Records. Produced by John Kurzweg, it was the band's last album to feature Brian Marshall, who left the band in August 2000, until 2009's Full Circle.

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Human Clay
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
RecordedLate 1998 – early 1999
ProducerJohn Kurzweg
Creed chronology
My Own Prison
Human Clay
Singles from Human Clay
  1. "Higher"
    Released: August 24, 1999
  2. "What If"
    Released: January 31, 2000
  3. "With Arms Wide Open"
    Released: April 24, 2000
  4. "Are You Ready?"
    Released: August 7, 2000
Table info: Review scores, Source, Rating...
Professional ratings
Review scores
Christgau's Consumer GuideC[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
Entertainment WeeklyC−[5]
Los Angeles Times[6]
Rolling Stone[7]
Rock Hard (de)9/10[8]
The Phantom TollboothReview 1: [9]
Review 2: [10]

The album earned mixed to positive reviews from critics and was a massive commercial success, peaking at number one on the US Billboard 200 and staying there for two weeks. The album spawned two singles that peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100: "Higher", which peaked at number 7, and "With Arms Wide Open", their only number one single. The album sold over 11.5 million copies in the US alone and over 20 million worldwide, making it the best selling album of Creed's career and one of the best-selling albums in the United States.