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11.04.19 Phil Collins albums ranked07.22.19 Fishmans releases ranked

Phil Collins albums ranked

Phil Collins will forever be the punching bag of popular music. While his music dominated the airwaves in the 80s, his successes soon ran out and his critical and commercial standings dropped considerably. While people are finally warming up to him again, the damage is already done for some. But, Is Phil really that bad? Absolutely not! In fact, I'll argue he's one of the finest artists of the 80s with one of the finest back catalogues of music... well ever! Sure, he's heavy on the cheese and the schlock and he's had a few duds but the man has an undoubtable ear for melody and catchy hooks. Whether you hate him or not, it's time he got his fair share of respect. So, let's rank the man's works and see where they land
3Phil Collins
...But Seriously
2Phil Collins
No Jacket Required

Phasing out the last of his prog sound and going full synthpop, No Jacket Required is unabashedly fun and catchy. While its production permanently dates it to the 80s, the joyous mix of synths, reverb-heavy drums and heavy amounts of soul and post-disco influences make it seem timeless. 'Sussudio' may be the bane of many's existance, it's still one of Phil's catchiest songs, with the powerful 'Don't Lose My Number' not far behind it. 'One More Night' is classic sentimental Collins and the haunting but tender 'Long Long Way To Go' shows he could touch on political issues too. Dated? Yes. Great? Oh yeah

Recommended tracks: Sussudio, Long Long Way to Go, One More Night, Don't Lose My Number, Who Said I Would?, Take Me Home
1Phil Collins
Face Value

Phil's first album is also his best. Blending a fresh mix of radio-friendly pop-rock and his progressive stylings from his work with Genesis, Face Value is nigh perfect from start to finish. It's impossible to discuss Face Value without mentioning 'In The Air Tonight', a haunting, atmospheric soft rock masterpiece which features the finest drum break ever recorded. Other highlights include the soft and groovy 'This Must Be Love', the funk propelled 'I Missed Again' and 'I'm Not Moving', and the 3 song suite of 'The Roof is Leaking', 'Droned' and 'Hand in Hand'. Cacthy, dark and moving, Face Value is a triumph in every sense of the word.

Recommended Tracks: In The Air Tonight, This Must Be Love, Behind the Lines, The Roof is Leaking, Hand In Hand, I Missed Again, I'm Not Moving
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