I think we’ve done this before, but here we (I) go again:
Are there universally recognized Artists they you personally can’t stand, or at least have no appreciation for?
Singer: Billy Holiday. Just can’t get past the pickananny voice.
Musician/Band*: Grateful Dead. This category I struggled with because there are many genres I’m not into, or don’t understand (e.g. Rap). But the GD got my vote for their uninspired musicianship/production and sloppy vocal harmonies. I hear a garage band when they play.
Composer: Schumann. Usually slotted in the top 10, I would be hard pressed to include him in my top 30. Especially his piano works (I love Chopin) and symphony’s, both of which I find painful to listen to.
Artist: Picasso. I find his works cold, inhuman and disturbing – which can be what the artist intends, but it seems “built-in” to Picasso’s style.
YMMV of course!