Prince was super talented and an amazing musician. You don't have to like his music to appreciate that.
The Beatles were great, and a lot of their songs were great, but sometimes they're overrated because they're The Beatles. I totally get that point.
I think you have to be in the mood for Prince's music. And he has different iterations, from Controversy to 1999 to Purple Rain to Parade. He was an artist way before his time in almost everything he did. I was a huge fan, he lost me, and I was a huge fan again several times in his career. Batman was at once the best thing he ever did, a lampoon on modern music, and a freaking travesty. I was shocked by Prince, loved his music and hated his music depending on the day. That's the sign of a true artist, I think.
That's so funny. I love Smashing Pumpkins, especially Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, but 1979 is probably my least favorite song on that album. Way too pop for me. But Zero & Bullet with Butterfly Wings kick my ass to this day.