has been named as Rock'n'Roll's Most Overrated Lyricist
The Velvet Underground
man came top of a list complied by Flavorwire, which saw him beating Paul Banks
of Interpol and Serj Tankian
of System Of A Down into second and third place.
Other songwriters featured in the list were Matt Bellamy
of Muse, Jim Morrison
of The Doors and Bob Dylan
. The full Top Ten can be found below.
Lou Reed made the top of the list because: "Reed has been responsible for a surprising number of pretty awful lyrics. When he's on form, he's up with the very, very best. But we think he's dropped enough stinkers over the years to not entirely merit his reputation as a consistently great lyricist.
Rock'n'Roll's Most Overrated Lyricists are:
01. Lou Reed
02. Paul Banks of Interpol
03. Serj Tankian of System of a Down
04. Bernard Sumner of New Order
05. Matt Bellamy of Muse
06. Conor Oberst
07. Jim Morrison
08. Robert Plant
09. Chris Martin of Coldplay
10. Bob Dylan
Lou Reed and Metallica are set to release their collaborative album "Lulu
", which is based around German playwright Frank Wedekind
's 1913 play about the life of an abused dancer.
Thanks for the report to Nme.com