Whenever I see a Brian Eno album posted in the “What Are You Spinning Now?” thread, my first thought is: “Brilliant and creative artist whose positive influence on contemporary music is incalculable.”
And my immediate second thought: “B.D.S. asshat.”
It is a case of “I like the music, but not the musician.”
As another example, Ginger Baker was an incredibly talented rock and jazz drummer whose music I enjoy greatly. But by many accounts, Ginger was a deranged jerk who was sometimes prone to violence.
Which musicians do you admire for their music, but dislike for other reasons? And how do you reconcile the dilemma when you like the music but have major issues with the person making the music?