One of my mates from school was a HUGE Phil Collins fan. (I didn't intentionally mean to point out that he was a fan of Phil AND he was huge, although ironically he was quite portly.)
He had all 5 albums (at that time) and lent them to me to make copies of. Initially I thought they were ok, but after a few plays I really got into them.
Tracks like "In The Air Tonight" were realy atmospheric if listened to in the right mood, and I even went to the library to get out manuscripts to learn to play a few tunes on the piano.
Of course, Phil Collins was with Genesis before he went solo.