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Rock - Released June 2, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Two years after the business-as-usual Future Hearts, hitherto pop-punk quartet All Time Low make a surprising shift on their seventh set, Last Young Renegade. Much like similar moves by contemporaries Fall Out Boy and Paramore, it's a late-era switch that finds the band expanding its sound into pop-oriented territory where synths and dance beats roam. Influenced by David Bowie, Prince, and the sounds of the '80s, Renegade is All Time Low's attempt at sonic maturation, which pays off with much satisfaction. This is a focused collection of intense emotional energy, but vocal effects, programmed beats, and atmospheric production take center stage instead of raucous riffs and pounding drums. Fans of their classic sound may be left wanting, but enough of that punk attitude remains, preventing this album from being a total curve ball. "Last Young Renegade" and "Dark Side of Your Room" combine Fall Out Boy with the stylings of indie bands like Walk the Moon or Atlas Genius, while "Good Times" recalls the peppiest output from the All-American Rejects and Plain White T's. Venturing even further into the mainstream, "Life of the Party," "Afterglow," and "Ground Control" tackle the arena-sized pop/rock of OneRepublic and the 1975. The latter cut is one of the many highlights, recruiting Tegan and Sara for a touching and shimmering collaboration. While the majority of Renegade is cut from the same pop cloth, "Nice2KnoU" is a knowing gift to the faithful -- the album's lone punk blast -- an old-school, pogoing floor-shaker sure to please diehards. As the track chugs along, frontman Alex Gaskarth sings "We can't go back to yesterday...One last time for old time's sake." It's a clear declaration from a group with a mission. While they acknowledge their roots, All Time Low have their sights set on the road ahead. Last Young Renegade is that first brave step on a journey where studio sheen and cross-genre influences embellish their ever youthful spirit. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
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Rock - Released June 2, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Alternative & Indie - Released June 6, 2011 | Interscope

Signing with a major label doesn’t mean you have to grow up, and All Time Low fly their juvenile flag high on Dirty Work, the band’s first album with Interscope Records. “Everybody gettin’ kind crunk/I think some dude just grabbed my junk,” Alex Gaskarth sings in “I Feel Like Dancin’,” a party anthem co-written by Rivers Cuomo and performed with the cheeky, half-serious swagger of “Beverly Hills.” The song glorifies the excesses of rock & roll -- the parties, the girls, the keg stands -- and it’s pushed toward the front of the track list, as though the guys are eager to put their most adolescent foot forward. Even so, the bulk of Dirty Work is more grown-up than All Time Low’s previous work, and it features 12 slick songs that focus more on melody than shock value. Pop hooks are everywhere -- in the choruses, the guitar riffs, even the clamp-stomp percussion of songs like “Just the Way I’m Not” -- and every song is performed like an anthem, with booming drums and gang vocals layered into the mix. Like many emo pop bands, All Time Low are intensely popular on the road, where they’ve built up an audience thanks to a whirl of headlining shows and package tours. Dirty Work takes aim at those returning fans, delivering a boiled-down version of what typically works best at an All Time Low show. Each song typically starts with a bang, settles into a quiet verse, and builds up to a show-stopping crescendo, and the lyrics -- filled to the brim with tales of doomed relationships and messy breakups -- are written with the sort of bruised defiance that encourages audience members to shout along. Don’t call it punk-pop; there’s nothing punky about the polished production, the handclaps, or the reference to Kesha in “I Feel Like Dancin’.” Instead, consider Dirty Work the band’s ultimate bid for mainstream acceptance, and one of their strongest pop albums to date. ~ Andrew Leahey
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Rock - Released June 13, 2018 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released June 29, 2018 | Fueled By Ramen

Rock - Released February 17, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released May 31, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released February 9, 2018 | Fueled By Ramen

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Alternative & Indie - Released November 8, 2019 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released March 24, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released April 28, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released May 19, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released September 15, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen

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Rock - Released November 17, 2017 | Fueled By Ramen