Lou Reed Named Rock's Most Overrated Lyricist

artist: Lou Reed date: 10/14/2011 category: general music news
I like this
votes: 97
views: 837
Lou Reed Named Rock's Most Overrated Lyricist
Lou Reed 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.
Submit your story new
Subscribe to get Uncle UG's best stories straight to your inbox. No bullshit ads, just news
More Lou Reed news:
+ New Biography Reveals That Lou Reed Beat His Ex-Wife, Called Bob Dylan a 'Pretentious Kike' General Music News 10/13/2015
+ Lou Reed Thought The Beatles 'Were Garbage' General Music News 02/18/2015
+ Bono Talks Lou Reed: 'He Made Music Out of Noise' Entertainment 11/14/2013
+ Lou Reed's Obituary Revealed General Music News 11/01/2013
+ Lou Reed's Cause of Death Revealed General Music News 10/29/2013
+ Lou Reed Passes Away at 71 General Music News 10/28/2013
+ view all
Only "https" links are allowed for pictures,
otherwise they won't appear