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Lou Reed Named Most Overrated Lyricist

Friday, October 14th 2011 01:00

New poll says former Velvet Underground man isn't quite as good as people say

The poll to find Rock N Roll's Most Overrated Lyricist was conducted by Flavorwire, who found that Reed's lyrics weren't quite as special as many people say.

He beat competition from the likes of Jim Morrison, Robert Plant and Bob Dylan in the poll.

Lou Reed made the top of the list, say Flavorwire, because: "[he] 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:

1. Lou Reed
2. Paul Banks of Interpol
3. Serj Tankian of System of a Down
4. Bernard Sumner of New Order
5. Matt Bellamy of Muse
6. Conor Oberst
7. Jim Morrison
8. Robert Plant
9. Chris Martin of Coldplay
10. Bob Dylan

Who do you think should have topped that list?

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