Someone like John Cage or Scott Walker or Brian Eno or even Frank Zappa, for starters. Bob Dylan's a great artist, no doubt, but he really only excels in genres pioneered by others. A genius, to me, would be someone who completely revolutionizes the way we perceive, think about, and even define music...someone who introduces brand new ideas into music as a whole. Again, Dylan was a great pop musician and perhaps "pop genius" would be an adequate term for artists like he or The Beatles or Brian Wilson, but I feel as if "musical genius" should be reserved for those who influence music as a whole instead of a specific niche genre or sub-genre.
I know that may be hard to believe for those of you who take MTV and Rolling Stone as the gospel, but he didn't. There's a lot more to music than pop musicians and those are the only that Dylan had any sort of influence on. He was influential stylistically, but did absolutely nothing to alter our perception of music. I'm sorry if you can't comprehend that.
10/10 -- as if Kanye is actually a good rapper in addition to an excellent producer. He does make amazing tracks, but I have a problem with his album being "perfect." Mostly that his voice is terrible.
I have to say I'm with you on this point. Zimmy was in the right place at the right time and was maybe a genius at perpetuating his own mythology, but his real genius was ripping off the real deal and digesting it for whitey. Sorry fanboys.