A fine slice of jungle U.S. style, The Front finds Front BC whipping up another solid set of inspired tracks for hard-edged, inventive results. Amusingly built around a chunky, thick guitar sample from who knows where -- just a second or two long, and itself echoed and treated to become a quick two/three-note melody line -- "The Front" itself goes merrily nuts with the hyperactive beats and creepily serene synths. A vocal snippet of someone talking about "frontin' all the time" completes the effect. "To the Break" mixes in some tech-step, some great split-second jumpcut jams in the middle, and a sweet little keyboard part that sounds like something from a friendly lounge musician circa 1976. Edits of both tracks also appear, along with three other numbers, a remix of "The Front" ("Back to Front"), and "Chromefish" and "Flourescent," both enjoyable if not as noticeable as the two main cuts.
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AllMusic Review by Ned Raggett