Steve Earle calls Noel Gallagher ‘the most overrated songwriter ever’

Steve Earle has dismissed Noel Gallagher‘s songwriting skills, suggesting Oasis scored enormous success because they “behaved badly”. 

The revered country singer-songwriter said in a new interview that he rates the songwriting of Blur‘s Damon Albarn much more highly.

“I dislike Man City because it is Oasis’s club,” Earle told The Guardian. “Noel Gallagher is the most overrated songwriter in the whole history of pop music. They were perfect for the Brit press because they behaved badly and got all the attention. Blur were really great. That guy Damon Albarn is a real fuckin’ songwriter.”