ATENCJA: Romantic Punks: CD

Call me genius, but I think this Polish band’s name translates to “Deference” (thank you, Google Translate) but, I digress. This disc seems to be a collection of sorts, but as anyone who has ever tried to fumble through reading Polish can attest, nothing is certain. What is certain is that these guys mix pretty standard punk with some ska and reggae elements. That, my friends, is where Atencja starts to lose me. I can barely take bands who manage to do this well (think Choking Victim, R.I.P.), much less bands that can’t. Honestly, though, I think if you have an affinity for Eastern European punk rock and all the trappings that come with it, you will probably like this just fine. 

 –Garrett Barnwell (No Pasaran, nopasaran.pl)