May 25, 2011 at 04:00 AM EDT

The pop-punk powerhouse quartet don’t go completely Green Day on their new fourth album, but they do inch toward something resembling maturity. On refreshingly poignant tunes like ”Guts” and ”Time-Bomb,” the sugary choruses sparkle so thoroughly that the yell-about-parents-and-girls moments don’t get in the way. Dirty Work proves you can grow up and still act like a kid — just as long as your songs are this head-rushingly catchy. B+

Download these:
Escapist anthem Under a Paper Moon at Last.fm
Pogo-happy Heroes at Last.fm

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