The Partisans


The Partisans LP

Both consistent and powerful, this debut album by the PARTISANS contains a bevy of fine composition exploring themes of social protest and youth rebellion. An exciting version of “17 Years of Hell” accompanies new streamrollers like “No U-Turns” and “I Never Needed You”—possibly the best material this band has ever committed to vinyl. A lyric sheet would have been appreciated, but it’s more than made up for by the twelve straightforward, unpretentious punk anthems here.

17 Years of Hell EP

It’s got those UK punk choruses OK. Straight-ahead delivery, but not as supercharged as their first release.

Blind Ambition EP

The PARTISANS are getting slower and slower with each new release. On this EP, there are two plodding numbers and one better mid-tempo ditty (“Change”). Aside from an occasional quirk, none of the songs are particularly memorable.