Face Value (studio album) by Phil Collins

Face Value by Phil Collins
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 1,340th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 303 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1981 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (215th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,340th)
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Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 303 votes)
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55/100
From 06/05/2024 14:21
Very good album, Droned kinda breaks it up a little bit. Some of the tracks feel like he’s got to powerful vocals to be singing these songs. But still good.
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95/100
From 08/22/2022 16:56
This is a tremendous album and for a debut right up there with the very best. I never tire of listening to it from the iconic opening track to the superb Beatles cover at the end. The choice of musicians is inspired. The basswork is superb but it's the subtle drumming, powerful, masterful and showing great touch and feel which lifts the album.
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85/100
From 01/03/2022 12:41
Sobresaliente debut de Phil Collins en solitario.
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90/100
From 06/06/2018 16:07
I like Phil Collins but like many in the 80's got sick of seeing him as he inundated the album charts with solo albums, Genesis work, on other artists records, movies (Buster), Live Aid (both UK and US), etc. you get the drift. I haven't recovered from this saturation decades later. I only own this record and Hello I Must Be Going, by the time Sussudio came out I was done. Face Value is the exception, I still listen to this album on a regular basis. It balances the arty prog style with Phil's more pop side and works better than most of the pop oriented Genesis material - I prefer it to Abacab, Genesis, or any of their later albums. Its a diverse collection of songs that I don't tire of, a shame he moved towards more pop and ballads.
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From 01/24/2017 14:20
Tier List for my preferences of the tracks on this album:

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95/100
From 07/02/2016 17:08
The Roof Is Leaking is the forgotten gem of this album.
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80/100
From 05/11/2016 00:02
Crimson; what the hell are you talking about?
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75/100
From 05/09/2016 22:16
People have 3 faces: The one you show to society, the one that you show yourself, and the one you have when you listen to Phill Collins.
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80/100
From 04/15/2016 17:00
This is Collins', blood on the tracks, his break up record. It's really a mixture of Collins' more arty sounds and his more commercial songs. Obviously, in the air tonight, is fantastic, an early 80's classic. This must be love, is also an excellent track. There's a some other great moments here too, especially the, the roof is leaking/droned/hand in hand sequence. Occasionally, Collins slips into that poppy groove, but thankfully there's nothing bad here, the cover of The Beatles, tomorrow never knows, is very good, it sticks true to the original, but Collins makes it his own too. This really is the Phil Collins album for people who don't like Phil Collins. It's not perfect, and it probably could have been a lot better, but still, it's very good.
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90/100
From 03/15/2016 17:50
Not enough alt rock on this album for many here :P
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