Sure, Morrisey is a weirdo with reactionary politics. But he's also a sensitive artist and just as much a poet as Dylan, only Morrisey can actually sing.
The first time I deliberately listened to The Smiths couldn't have been more than six years ago. At the time, I couldn't believe anybody could like this kind of music. It sounded too sincere. But I think as I get older, I'm fonder of artists who for the sake of authenticity and honesty risk coming off sincere to the point where the art is almost saccharine.
Of course, I say this, and yet I don't think I will ever like a Wes Anderson film.