Dirty Work

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
Buy On
  1. All Time Low made the catchiest record possible and have their fingers crossed for airplay in the upcoming months. For those who accept it, Dirty Work will be a staple in their summer playlist.
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    70
    Consider Dirty Work the band's ultimate bid for mainstream acceptance, and one of their strongest pop albums to date.
  3. 83
    Dirty Work proves you can grow up and still act like a kid--just as long as your songs are this head-rushingly catchy.
  4. Jun 7, 2011
    70
    All Time Low's songs are more up-scale and better put-together on this record, and that takes some serious work.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Jul 5, 2011
    5
    I've been a fan of ATL since So Wrong It's Right, so I was greatly anticipating the release of this album - especially since they kept usI've been a fan of ATL since So Wrong It's Right, so I was greatly anticipating the release of this album - especially since they kept us waiting so long. I was more impressed with Nothing Personal. Alex Gaskarth [lead] kept talking about how he felt this was a more "grown up" record, and it showed their growth as a band, but I have to disagree. Most of the songs seemed a little amateur to me. There are a few songs off this album I really enjoy, but most of them are just decent. I think the writing really took a turn for the worst. Their previous records were so much more raw, and honest feeling. On this album they were far too focused on rhyming words, that they seemed to have forgotten to let the songs flow on their own. "You're not a hero, you're a liar, you're not a savior, you're a vampire" really left me feeling like the victim of a bad pop band- the only thing missing was an over usage of auto-tune, even though they don't fail to saturate themselves in that with a few different songs. Most of the reason I was so disappointed with this record is because I know they could have done better. Full Review »
  2. Aug 20, 2017
    6
    Although it isn't the best of All Time Low's work, there are some gems and hidden treasures such as Guts and Under a Paper Moon with some veryAlthough it isn't the best of All Time Low's work, there are some gems and hidden treasures such as Guts and Under a Paper Moon with some very catchy hooks and some great lyrical and metaphorical content. Overall isn't one of ATL's best work. Full Review »
  3. Mar 23, 2014
    6
    Pretty much an average album. First half is catchy, then it's just generic.
    The first half is full of energy, and then the second half is
    Pretty much an average album. First half is catchy, then it's just generic.
    The first half is full of energy, and then the second half is full of "Ohmygodlifesuckssomuch" songs. I was just there like "PLZ STAHP".
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