Mr KFD said I should start a thread on Front-Loaded albums.
He’s a nice chap and so, not wishing to disappoint him, here it is.
I think there are loads of them, if we take a look in our vast collections.
In the days of vinyl, companies had 2 opportunities to front load on each album, assuming there was enough material good enough to be showcased. The advent of the CD reduced it to just one. Now that individual tracks can be, and frequently are, downloaded, it’s entirely unnecessary in a lot of cases.