Tony Banks hates the first 3 albums
I've been downloading old issues of Trouser Press and some of the later issues have this "Autodiscography" feature where the artist reviews each of his records. You'd be surprised how negative most of the musicians are to most of their work. Some opinions are insane - Ian Anderson hates all of the early Tull albums and only starts giving praise to the stuff in the late '70s (the interview was done in 1982). Anyway, back to Genesis - they interview all 3 of the core remaining members but Tony has the biggest mouth (this was also 1982, with mega pop stardom still just around the corner). He writes off Hackett as quitting because he felt he wasn't getting enough chances to contribute, and the first 3 LPs as amateur hour not worth lisatening to. Both are fair enough opinions I generally agree with. But then Banks goes into bonkers territory and claims that his favorite Genesis LP is....Wind & Wuthering, because it's "the most romantic" (the real reason of course being that it's where he's clearly the most dominant, drowning the LP into unlistenability with those Banksynths). Mike and Phil seemed to politely disagree, of course, but neither specified which Genesis album was their personal favorite.