Hi All, I love you all I'm sorry I've been so absent, but I hardly spend any time on the internet any more! Anyway, I have to ask: I think that Kanye West is a totally egomaniacal fool, and a narcissist. For a long time I didn't bother listening to his music, and just assumed it was as obnoxious as he is. I still sort of wish I thought that way, because it's hard for me to reconcile his atrocious personality with the absolute beauty of his art... Am I alone in this? I consider myself a man of refined musical tastes, I don't listen to garbage (that's garbage, not Garbage - I do listen to Garbage), and my intellect screams at me not to like Kanye West because he's such a dickhead, but my god... honestly, the man is a genius. Genius might be the wrong word... perhaps savant. Either way, he's a musical prodigy and surely his talent can't be denied. I hate him. But fuck me if his music doesn't change my world. Anyone else? Just want to know if I'm alone in this.