In the media he comes off as a major cheese ball but I must admit that I think he's ultra talented and could possibly become one of the greatest (pop musicians) of all time.
Battle Studies is a surprisingly understated album that clicks right away. The album isn't particularly dazzling and his songwriting has been better... yet the album is catchy as hell and extremely easy to listen to. Whether it's Friday night or Sunday morning the album always fits. The more I listen the more I like.
Favorite tracks - Heartbreak Warfare and Assassin