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  • Summary: The latest release for the Slovenian group includes three songs originally released on its 2013 EP S.
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The Whistleblowers
We rise, we grow We walk and we stand tall We never fall As big as the sky As far as the dawn We walk And we do not fall We sleep, we dream With no... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Mojo
    Mar 21, 2014
    80
    Those inimitable Laibach humours look set to endure. [Apr 2014, p.92]
  2. The Wire
    Mar 28, 2014
    80
    The song structures have clearly absorbed a fair amount from EDM, but the formula of walloping percussion and synthesizers purloined from Depeche Mode's and New Order's darker moments, juxtaposed with lyrics that have the rung of obscure slogans, remains in place. [Mar 2014, p.58]
  3. Mar 31, 2014
    80
    From the opening refrain of Whistleblowers, Spectre is an astounding work.
  4. Mar 11, 2014
    75
    It is sad that there isn't more music being made with this level of political engagement at its heart, but it is encouraging that Spectre exists.
  5. Uncut
    Apr 2, 2014
    70
    This is actually their most enjoyable record in ages, largely because it draws together recurring Laibach themes. [May 2014, p.77]
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    70
    Not all of Spectre is quite equal to 'The Whistleblowers'. There's the occasional functional interlude--standard-issue industrial synth propulsion. But, compositionally and sonically, Spectre is intriguingly accessible.
  7. Mar 7, 2014
    49
    The stiffly prefabricated industrial-dance grooves that Laibach habitually fall back on don't quite cut it any more, and without a monolithic state to serve as the object of their satire, they're reduced to mocking political fatuity.

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