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  • Summary: Phil Collins returns with his first album of new material in six years, but will anyone care other than the guys on South Park?
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Testify is a perfect album for anyone who still treasures Face Value, Hello, I Must Be Going and No Jacket Required.
  2. Testify is full of laid-back, better-than-average adult-contempo fare, and the subtle, atmospheric production sure beats the slickness of his Eighties records.
  3. 40
    There is little... to compare with either the work of his Genesis heyday or his still heartbreaking 1981 solo debut. [#12, p.139]
  4. 20
    Testify really doesn't work. [Dec 2002, p.122]
  5. Middle-age is no excuse for such an unforgivably bland collection of over-emoted love songs. [Dec 2002, p.102]
  6. 20
    Collins... sounds dated with his glossy production, precision session-playing and radio-friendly songs all done by numbers with a great big hole where a heart should be. [Dec 2002, p.129]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. MacT
    Jan 29, 2006
    10
    This album is a lot better than his last few efforts.
  2. Dec 26, 2014
    10
    Excelente disco Não há uma música ruim neste álbum Phil Collins em seu melhor...
    34 por centos pelos é covardia e imbecilidade.
    Top 5
    Excelente disco Não há uma música ruim neste álbum Phil Collins em seu melhor...
    34 por centos pelos é covardia e imbecilidade.
    Top 5 Testify
    1-Can't Stop Loving You
    2-Don't Get Me Started
    3-This Love This Heart
    4-Testify
    5-Through My Eyes
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  3. Jul 20, 2015
    10
    Todos do público que deram 0 e 1 merecem 141 tiros, e os 3 críticos que deram voto negativo. Que demência
    Top 5 Testify
    1-Can't Stop Loving
    Todos do público que deram 0 e 1 merecem 141 tiros, e os 3 críticos que deram voto negativo. Que demência
    Top 5 Testify
    1-Can't Stop Loving You
    2-Don't Get Me Started
    3-This Love This Heart
    4-Testify
    5-Through My Eyes
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  4. Mar 4, 2014
    7
    I guess it's a good album, the only really great tracks are Can't Stop Loving You and Wake Up Call, the others only show his versatileI guess it's a good album, the only really great tracks are Can't Stop Loving You and Wake Up Call, the others only show his versatile songwriting ability Expand
  5. SteveA
    Nov 27, 2002
    6
    A collection of nice songs, which, though not outstanding, do contain some sublime melodies. A notch up on his last album but still short of A collection of nice songs, which, though not outstanding, do contain some sublime melodies. A notch up on his last album but still short of his eighties output. Expand
  6. RichR
    Dec 7, 2002
    0
    The usual drivel from this self-centred whinging old git.
  7. Jun 1, 2015
    0
    The sound of Phil Collins in this album can best be described in the South Park episode "Timmy 2000". This is a man who has been inducted toThe sound of Phil Collins in this album can best be described in the South Park episode "Timmy 2000". This is a man who has been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame and is one of the most talented musicians. Whether he was in Genesis or solo he was one of the best drummers, singers, and songwriters in the business. Yet, he managed to create one of the worst albums I have ever heard. It may not be the worst, but certainly top 5. In between the Tarzan and Brother Bear soundtrack Phil Collins released Testify, which is one of his worst selling for a reason. This album just reeks with lack luster, for instance, I have heard several songs b the name of "The Least You Can Do"", but this one sounds just like all the other songs in the album. All the tracks blend together as one long adult contemporary wave. Each song alone does no harm, but together they fuse into a Phil Collins cesspool of subdued nonsense . Thru my eyes this is the worst work of an all time great. It's not too late in Phil Collins career to have another comeback, however, this should be a wake up call to fans that he is not the same unique and energetic person he use to be. The way the songs were structured was driving me crazy. Just look at all the other reviews of this album to testify my statements. Expand

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