Lou Reed Named Rock's Most Overrated Lyricist

artist: Lou Reed date: 10/14/2011 category: music news
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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.
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