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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Formerly the drummer for Genesis, Phil Collins is considered one of the best drummers of all time and greatest rock artists too. Since he's such an influential artist, let’s rank the best Phil Collins albums, with the help of your votes. While many classify him in the soft rock an AOR genre, a good portion of Collins' catalog is very heavy and danceable -- Singles like "In the Air Tonight" and "Sussudio" are two perfect examples of this. 

This Phil Collins discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Phil Collins albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Phil Collins singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Phil Collins album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Phil Collins album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Examples of albums on this list include Face Value (1981) and Both Sides (1993). This list of popular Phil Collins CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

...But Seriously is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Phil Collins Albums of All Time
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...But Seriously


1. Hang in Long Enough
2. That's Just the Way It Is
3. Do You Remember?
4. Something Happened on the Way to Heaven
5. Colours
6. I Wish It Would Rain Down
7. Another Day in Paradise
8. Heat on the Street
9. All of My Life
10. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
11. Father to Son
12. Find a Way to My Heart

Release Date: 1989

Artist: Phil Collins

Tracks: Colours, All of My Life, Hang In Long Enough, Heat on the Street, Something Happened on the Way to Heaven, + more

Length (mins): 00:59:47

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Pop rock

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Face Value is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Phil Collins Albums of All Time
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Face Value


1. In the Air Tonight
2. This Must Be Love
3. Behind the Lines
4. The Roof Is Leaking
5. Droned
6. Hand in Hand
7. I Missed Again
8. You Know What I Mean
9. Thunder and Lightning
10. I'm Not Moving
11. If Leaving Me Is Easy
12. Tomorrow Never Knows
13. Over the Rainbow

Release Date: 1981

Artist: Phil Collins

Tracks: Thunder and Lightning, This Must Be Love, Behind the Lines, The Roof Is Leaking, You Know What I Mean, + more

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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No Jacket Required is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Phil Collins Albums of All Time
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No Jacket Required


1. Sussudio
2. Only You Know and I Know
3. Long Long Way to Go
4. I Don't Wanna Know
5. One More Night
6. Don't Lose My Number
7. Who Said I Would
8. Doesn't Anybody Stay Together Anymore
9. Inside Out
10. Take Me Home

Release Date: 1985

Artist: Phil Collins

Tracks: Only You Know and I Know, Inside Out, One More Night, Don't Lose My Number, Sussudio, + more

Label: Atlantic Records

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Soft rock, Synthpop, Funk, + more

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Hello, I Must Be Going! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Phil Collins Albums of All Time
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1. I Don't Care Anymore
2. I Cannot Believe It's True
3. Like China
4. Do You Know, Do You Care?
5. You Can't Hurry Love
6. It Don't Matter to Me
7. Thru These Walls
8. Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away
9. The West Side
10. Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning

Release Date: 1982

Artist: Phil Collins

Tracks: Why Can't It Wait 'Til Morning, Do You Know, Do You Care?, It Don't Matter to Me, Don't Let Him Steal Your Heart Away, + more

Genres (Music): Soft rock, Pop rock

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