VARIOUS ARTISTS: Nie Ma Zagrozenia Jest Dezerter: 2 x CD

Since my Polish is about as good as my Hmong, it took me a while to figure out this was a two-CD tribute to Polish punk legends Dezerter, featuring a buncha their countrymen offering various covers of their tunes. The first disc is chock full of more or less “traditional” punk covers, most of which are quite impressive. The second disc, however, is where the fun begins, with punk, electronica, folk, ska/reggae and a bunch of other styles being explored and a large percentage of the experimentation surprisingly works. You get fifty bands in all, and the whole thing is quite a nice listen overall.

 –jimmy (www.pasazer.pl)