Front by Front

Front 242

Front by Front

1988

Alternative Pop/Rock

Easily one of the greatest industrial albums ever made, bar none, this hit like a bombshell and influenced more bands and songs than can be counted--check "Headhunter" and "Until Death (Us Do Part)." The overall feeling of militaristic, blunt efficiency encompasses music, artwork, and lyrics.

- Ned Raggett

Wolf Songs for Lambs

Jonathan Fire*Eater

Wolf Songs for Lambs

October 7, 1997

Alternative Pop/Rock

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of some of landmark albums -- Radiohead's OK Computer, Bjork's Homogenic -- but those weren't the year's only excellent releases. Case in point: Jonathan Fire*Eater's Dreamworks debut and final album, Wolf Songs for Lambs. Jonathan Fire*Eater was one of the more unlikely bands to benefit from major labels signing as many indie bands as they could in the post-Nirvana feeding frenzy, and this set of songs is arguably some of their densest, most challenging music. Defined by Walter Martin's Farfisa haze and Stewart Lupton's snarling vocals, the band's murky swirl of garage, punk and blues remains as disorienting and fascinating as ever.

- Heather Phares