The former Fugee's show in the Brixton academy is described as a "waste of time and money" and "utter sh*te" on Twitter.

Lauryn Hill's first UK show in years on Saturday night has become one of the year's most talked-about gigs - for all the wrong reasons.

The concert, inside London's Brixton Academy, was trending on Twitter despite the venue having a capacity just shy of 5,000, with large swathes of attendees taking to the micro-blogging site to express exactly how bad the experience was.

The problems, it seemed, began even before Hill took to the stage. Arriving to the stage about an hour and a half late, the crowd was treated to a half-hearted performance from one of the biggest selling artists of the 1990's.

Songs from Hill's only solo album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill' were performed in a manner unrecognisable to the versions of the same songs on the record. The venue's sound system was also subject to criticism, with many people complaining of a lack of clarity in the sound and excessive volume.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter was awash with complaints. @SeanDDonnelly wrote: "Lauryn Hill at Brixton was such a frustrating experience. Her voice is still beautiful but she killed any momentum again and again. Avoid."

@sallyduhig echoed that sentiment, describing the performance as "utter sh*te" and "a total waste of loads of money."

Hill has a further four UK shows scheduled between now and Sunday and, with these sorts of reports coming from the shows, it wouldn't be surprising to see large batches of tickets turning up on eBay.