Steve Earle: Noel Gallagher is ‘most overrated songwriter ever’

Steve Earle has called Noel Gallagher ”the most overrated songwriter ever”.

The ‘Copperheard Road’ hitmaker has slammed the Oasis legend’s lyrical ability and thinks his band rocketed to fame in the 1990s because they ”behaved badly”, but hailed fellow British musician Damon Albarn – who sang and penned tracks in rival group Blur – a ”real f**king songwriter”.

He told The Guardian newspaper: ”I dislike Man City because it is Oasis’s club. 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 f**kin’ songwriter.”