Too right I called it rubbish.
I've no interest in going anywhere near a Genesis album, no, but you called it influential.
Who exactly, of any stature, was 'influenced' by Genesis. Kate Bush, at a push? Marillion?!
Bands all over Europe and the world were influenced by Gabriel era Genesis, there was this massive movement in music in the 70's called progressive rock hundreds of bands worldwide were influenced by Genesis, King Crimson, Yes & Pink Floyd, your problem is you closed your ears to anything past 1970 so you will not be aware of these hundreds of bands, you wont ever acknowledge Pink Floyd after they stopped being THE Pink Floyd in 1967,
I dont know why I am debating this with you as I may as well debate with a lamp-post, your ears are closed to the 70's and what people were listening to. Rubbish it may be to you, but to millions it was great music.
Have a read at this if you think I am so wrong about Genesis;
As a group that were part of the growth of the progressive rock genre, Genesis have been cited as a principal influence on the neo-progressive rock subgenre which emerged in the 1980s, featuring bands including Marillion, IQ, Pendragon, and Pallas. Other bands influenced by Genesis include Rush, whose drummer, Neil Peart, is a huge fan of Collins as a drummer, Queen, Iron Maiden, Sound of Contact, Mostly Autumn, and Dream Theater. Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr's first concert was on the band's Foxtrot tour, which he described as "just the most terrific gig and in a way my life was never quite the same again". He states it as one of his favourite albums. They have also been an influence on Guy Garvey of alternative rock band Elbow, who cites 1970s Genesis and Gabriel's solo career. Taylor Hawkins, drummer of Foo Fighters, has described Seconds Out as "amazing" and declared: "Collins is an incredible drummer. Anyone who wants to be good on the drums should check him out – the man is a master." Singer and songwriter Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices said, "Genesis with Peter Gabriel might be my biggest influence",