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Front by Front


Front 242 already had notable singles and albums under its belt several times over but with Front by Front the founders of EBM created its ultimate defining document. Without being a concept album as such it retains a rich sense of unity and elaboration on key themes, lyrical and musical, in its portrait of a forbidding electronic landscape of control and threat. Songs like “Im Rhythmus Bleiben” and “First In/First Out” are pitch perfect examples but it’s the stellar “Headhunter,” presented in its ‘V3.0’ mix, which became the group’s signature song overall.

Ned Raggett

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