But there's an ongoing controversy looming about Mark Kozelek's behaviour, particularly in relation to journalists and the press.
He's a critic's darling and has recorded some of the most acclaimed music of recent years, but much of what is written and said about him focuses on what he says outside of the studio. Is it fair to label Kozelek a misogynist? Have we been reduced to a point where any opinion being expressed in public is instant and the be all and end all? If someone in our personal circles says or does something that is out of line, do we write them off or do we work with them to resolve our issues?
Poses the question: where do we draw the line publicly? Is it relevant to report on the sound bytes of someone who is trying and failing to control their public image? Should we focus on what an artist is actually producing at the expense of any offence that they may cause outside of the studio?
It's an interesting argument and this piece over at Consequence of Sound is a good exploration of the issue, particularly looking at it through the outsized nature of power that being on stage brings with it.