Selling England By The Pound
...And Then There Were Three
I simply cannot choose a third album, as it varies so much from day to day between Foxtrot, Wind & Wuthering and Duke. Today I'd pick Foxtrot. Yesterday it was W&W.
There is not much of a Gabriel vs Collins split for me. Pre-Foxtrot and post-Duke, all the albums have some brilliant tracks along with some filler.
That said, I do prefer complex arrangements, imaginative stories and a pastoral atmosphere in my filler rather than overproduced, slick-but-dated electronics and banal lyrics.
When I play post-Duke albums, I will actually skip many tracks, whereas with pre-Foxtrot albums I'll let the albums play right through. (Except From Genesis To Revelation - I can't stand any of it!)