As for me, I think I've eventually liked every one of his singles. Whether that is just Stockholm Syndrome, I can't say, but I do know that he is a lot more interesting than people tend to give him credit for. Because of that, I have no idea where he fits in the world, Advanced or otherwise. Is he a joke? A genius? Who knows?
Anyway, he is reissuing some of his albums, complete with "hand-selected demos and b-sides" that show how the work evolved from demo to studio to stage. There must be a market for this, but I don't know who is in it. Shouldn't I be, since I like all his songs? Is this (land of) confusion a sign of his greatness or a sign that on some deeper level I think I shouldn't like all his songs? The more I think about Phil Collins, the less I understand him. And the more I learn about him, the more I learn about the Alamo.