Matt Bellamy of Muse, Paul Banks of Interpol and Bob Dylan also make the Top Ten
Lou Reed has been named as Rock’n’Roll’s Most Overrated Lyricist.
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:
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
They have posted a second trailer for their forthcoming collaboration album ‘Lulu’, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch it. The trailer, which is 97 seconds long, uses the album’s lead-off single ‘The View’ as a backdrop to promise the listener an album that will feature “sex”, “violence”, “murder”, “madness”, “desire” and “greed” as well as a host of other things.
Reed and Metallica will make their UK debut on November 8 when they perform tracks from ‘Lulu’ on Later… With Jools Holland.