Peter Gabriel II (studio album) by Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel II by Peter Gabriel
Year: 1978
Overall rank: 3,225th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 167 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1978 (60th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (588th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,225th)

Peter Gabriel bestography

Peter Gabriel II is ranked 8th best out of 25 albums by Peter Gabriel on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Peter Gabriel is So which is ranked number 274 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,150.

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Peter Gabriel II track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 167 votes)
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90/100
From 06/10/2018 11:59
Everyone dumps on this album and yet I find it’s the one I play the most. Not sure specifically why, but it’s one of my Sunday morning records I consistently play. I don’t think there is a weak moment but I’m looking at the whole album not tracks. First side is stronger than second (sorry showing my age with records) but for me a great follow up to the first album.
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70/100
From 06/06/2016 13:09
Probably Peter Gabriel's weakest album. It's not bad but it's certainly not his best. Good songs though in, mother of violence, home, sweet home, and, D.I.Y. Gabriel's least essential record.
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From 09/25/2015 02:46
The dreaded sophomore slump. Probably one of his lesser albums.
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From 10/15/2014 20:47
Aggressive and with lots of feel and hooks. Made in UK in the punk era!
Angry artist in a changing time. Frippertronics too. Superb album!
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From 08/01/2014 18:43
A slight step back from his first album. Starts off strong, but slowly goes downhill from there.
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2. Parallel Lines by Blondie
3. The Cars by The Cars
4. This Year's Model by Elvis Costello
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16. The Modern Dance by Pere Ubu
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20. Powerage by AC/DC
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