As a 16 year old fan I can't review this from the viewpoint of someone who saw P.Gs transition from Genesis to Solo but i can review it from the viewpoint of someone who has grown up with two teenage sisters listening too chart music and has sought refuge in his parents music.
I love this album. Moribund the Burgermeister could almost be a missing Lamb Lies down on Broadway track. Solsbury Hill has become an very famous live piece along with Here Comes the Flood. Peter seems to try and cover every music genre he can in this album. He does some blue, some rock, some pop and some world music along with Jazzy instrumentals and prog lyrics. Perhaps he was just finding his feet.
Something that you get from Peter Gabriel that you don't get from other ex-genesis solo artists (apart from Steve Hackett whose music i recommend) is songs that tell a very interesting, funny or even moving story through powerful and well thought out lyrics fused with music that the artist has spent a lot of time working on. There really isn't any comparison between this music and most modern offerings. (Im thinking Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber etc)
But before I start sounding like too much of a music snob, i would like to end by saying that this album represents the beginning of one of the most exciting and creative solo careers of any artist i have ever listened to.