Weirdly, I’ve always had the exact opposite take on the incomprehensibly talented Jacob Collier.
His original music really doesn’t do anything for me, but I think his covers are phenomenal. (I think the only Jacob Collier song I enjoy is Hideaway.)
For me he is the ultimate proof that being a good composer is completely separate from being a good performer. And that having an incredibly deep knowledge of music’s inner workings does not guarantee that you’ll apply this knowledge in an engaging way.