All Time Low is a band that has paid their dues. They have been touring endlessly since their formation in 2003, and I believe that they have evolved considerably since the last time we covered them (2006’s Put Up or Shut Up). The deluxe edition of Dirty Work contains three extra tracks, adding further context to what may just be their best album yet.
“Do You Want Me (Dead?)” is the first cut on “Dirty Work”, and it is an immediate introduction to the band and their album. Without letting listeners breathe, All Time Low continue to hammer away at things with “I Feel Like Dancin’” Where a number of bands doing the emotive rock thing fall into a rut about half-way through their respective discs, All Time Low continually innovate and change things up through “Dirty Work”’s runtime. “Return the Favor” and “No Idea” are tracks in the latter half of the album, but contain the same ferocity that listeners come to expect from the band.
“That Girl” further punctuates what is a solid release from the band; tying together everything that is presented on “Dirty Work”, the track begins to close up shop nicely. We have been fans of All Time Low for a number of years here at NeuFutur Magazine, and feel that this deluxe edition is essential for anyone that finds themselves to be a fan of the band. Make it a point to check out the band live, as they are touring through the entirety of the summer. If you have the first edition of “Dirty Work”, make it down to your local CD shop and pick up the deluxe edition – these additional tracks are smoking.
Top Tracks: I Feel Like Dancin’, Under A Paper Moon
All Time Low – Dirty Work Deluxe Edition (CD) / 2011 Interscope / 15 Tracks / http://www.alltimelowband.com / http://www.interscope.com