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 poll_icon  Poll  Poll Question: What's your favorite of his albums?
Peter Gabriel I VotesVotesVotes 2 (6%)
Peter Gabriel II VotesVotesVotes 2 (6%)
Peter Gabriel III VotesVotesVotes 11 (35%)
Peter Gabriel IV VotesVotesVotes 7 (22%)
So VotesVotesVotes 5 (16%)
Us VotesVotesVotes 3 (9%)
Up VotesVotesVotes 1 (3%)
New Blood/Scratch My Back/And I'll Scratch Yours VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
Total votes: 31  
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« Reply #15 on: Sep 19th, 2016, 06:56am »

Been playing IV a lot recently, but still like III the most.
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« Reply #16 on: Jan 10th, 2017, 3:25pm »

US and probably 4/security is a close second
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« Reply #17 on: Jan 13th, 2017, 11:15pm »

Gotta say I'm surprised to see how many count Melt as their favorite-I wouldn't have predicted that...I know there's only 17 votes in but still...

I went with Us as my #1, which I'm also surprised wasn't rated higher. I thought that was generally liked by fans...I love it-and it has some nostalgic value for me as well. This was one that I actually really didn't like at first-but then after some time, it slowly grew on me. I would put So first, but IMO it's just a little bit.....TOO perfect, if you know what I mean...

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1. Us
2. So
3. Security
4. Up
5. Melt
6. Ovo (seldom mentioned, but I quite enjoy this one)
7. Car
8. Scratch
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 14th, 2017, 9:25pm »

on Jan 13th, 2017, 11:15pm, Billys_Number wrote:
I went with Us as my #1, which I'm also surprised wasn't rated higher. I thought that was generally liked by fans...I love it-and it has some nostalgic value for me as well.


I think Us is a great album, it's just that I like Melt, Security, and So even better.
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 15th, 2017, 08:20am »

III was monumental for me at the time in that it was the first solo release of any of the G-men up to then that I thought was better than the recent or contemporary releases of Genesis.
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As a teenager, this music touched a chord and spoke to me.
If I was ever guilty of elevating Gabriel as some sort of deity or genius, it was the cumulative result of his previous work and capped by this album.

To this day, that album to me represents Peter at the top of his game as a creative musical force.
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« Reply #20 on: Jan 31st, 2017, 5:41pm »

My top 5 :

Car (bought it when it first came out and even tho the production is dreadful I have always loved it )

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Melt
Us
Ovo

My least fav has always been So, don't know why just never got into it. One reason is I cannot stand Don't Give Up, I know everyone seems to love it but I just find it very very boring angry
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 11:38am »

Very hard to select between my top 3: III, IV, and So.

III is the most thematically unified, focusing on fears and horrors. Sonically it is equally jarring and disturbing, a perfect match for the material.

IV is my favourite sonically, with the extensive use of the Fairlight wrapping everything together with the same textures and tones. If only he could have skipped the The Family and the Fishing Net, which for me is an example of Peter trying too hard to work a metaphor.

So is a beautiful album that covers a wide range of material and styles. I always enjoy listening to it and it is easy to see why it is so accessible to the wider public.
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 1:08pm »

It has always been PG3 but with the years I must say US has grown on me considerably and the margin is getting narrower. I personaly find PG1&2 quite disappointing and I remember being highly unimpressed by UP and taking the heat for that. Looking at the poll it seems time has put things in perspective.
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« Reply #23 on: Feb 1st, 2017, 3:49pm »

Where's "Passion"? OK, it's a soundtrack but what an album!

I voted for Us. Just have to skip Kiss That Frog every time undecided

PG2 has grown a lot on me over the years.
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« Reply #24 on: Feb 2nd, 2017, 4:44pm »

on Feb 1st, 2017, 1:08pm, Fabrizio wrote:
It has always been PG3 but with the years I must say US has grown on me considerably and the margin is getting narrower. I personaly find PG1&2 quite disappointing and I remember being highly unimpressed by UP and taking the heat for that. Looking at the poll it seems time has put things in perspective.


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« Reply #25 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 06:46am »

on Feb 2nd, 2017, 4:44pm, Dust wrote:
Fabrizio... wow, where the hell have you been? smiley

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« Reply #26 on: Feb 4th, 2017, 6:56pm »

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« Reply #27 on: Feb 7th, 2017, 07:22am »

on Jan 15th, 2017, 08:20am, Witchwood wrote:
III was monumental for me at the time in that it was the first solo release of any of the G-men up to then that I thought was better than the recent or contemporary releases of Genesis.
There is not a wasted moment.

As a teenager, this music touched a chord and spoke to me.
If I was ever guilty of elevating Gabriel as some sort of deity or genius, it was the cumulative result of his previous work and capped by this album.

To this day, that album to me represents Peter at the top of his game as a creative musical force.


A lot of what you say here chimes with me very much. I was 14 when it came out, and it's one of those rare moments in my music listening where I felt the ground shift beneath me, possibly how some felt when Revolver came out. I was already a PG fan, but this was such a leap forward from 1 and 2. It hit home just how different music could sound. And I still think Intruder is one of my favourite ever opening tracks of any album by any artist.

...but I didn't vote for it! IV's always been a close second, and as it was trailing in the poll I decided to bump its results up.

It's a while since I regularly listened to any PG albums all the way through but at the time I listened to those two a lot. Most recently, 2 or 3 years back I listened to Up straight through for the first time in a long time and enjoyed it far more than I expected.
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« Reply #28 on: May 2nd, 2017, 1:58pm »

I chose IV although it was a tough choice. I my top 2 spot would be between So and II.

I really like III but I dig the others a lot more.
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