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No More Idols [CD]

Chase and Status Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (31 Jan 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B003QP363O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 608 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. No Problem
2. Fire In Your Eyes (feat. Maverick Sabre)
3. Let You Go (feat. Mali)
4. Blind Faith (feat. Liam Bailey)
5. Fool Yourself (feat. Rage; Plan B)
6. Hypest Hype (feat. Tempa T)
7. Hitz (feat. Tinie Tempah)
8. Heavy
9. Brixton Briefcase (feat. Cee-Lo Green)
10. Hocus Pocus
11. Flashing Lights (feat. Takura; Sub Focus)
12. Embrace (feat. White Lies)
13. Time (feat. Delilah)
14. Midnight Caller (feat. Clare Maguire)
15. End Credits (feat. Plan B)

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BBC Review

Saul ‘Chase’ Milton and Will ‘Status’ Kennard are about to become household names with this, their second album. After moderate commercial success with their debut, More Than Alot, the pair of production wizards decided to shift their sights upwards. Having conquered the underground dance scene, they were now looking to the mainstream.

No More Idols is a whirlwind of an album, one that smashes together a hundred genres, from trance to grime, hip hop to indie rock, always keeping the listener on their toes. Songs shift between moods in a heartbeat, pulling the carpet out from under you. And the list of collaborations is both smart and prescient: they’ve teamed up with old pal Plan B, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, White Lies, Clare Maguire and Cee-Lo Green – artists that can pull in a vast audience in their own right.

But the real key to No More Idols is its sustained quality. The production, as you would expect, is massive, and the album is packed with memorable melodies, beats and raps. Even the big radio hits (Let You Go, Blind Faith, Hypest Hype, End Credits) don’t stand out, because for each of them there’s a new track waiting to spring its trap. Opener No Problem combines African tribal rhythms with rampant trance beats, and gets the blood pumping straight away; Hitz has a brooding atmosphere that recalls DJ Shadow, and Tinie Tempah’s cocky rap ("I’m the definition of definitive and catchy") complements it perfectly; rising star Maguire’s gothic vocal on Midnight Caller turns it into an epic power ballad.

This is an album infused with the spirit of 1990s raves – see the video of Blind Faith for more the proof – but updated for a modern audience, tracing a line through all the dance music since and picking up tidbits. It emerges in the here and now triumphant and relevant, and it may usher in a new era of dance domination as the cycle spins once again. At 15 tracks, No More Idols does feel a touch bloated: the White Lies collaboration, Embrace, drones on too long and should probably have been left on the cutting room floor, along with Hocus Pocus. But overall this is an impressive album that could prove a game-changer.

--Mike Haydock

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I waited for "No more Idols" with much anticipation and from the first track through to the last, I played it again, again, and again until I didn't know which track was first or last! The album is so innovative, an almost game-changing piece of production that is my definite choice for album of the year 2011. My reviews of each song:

1. No more Problems - 7/10, love the opening but than is a little too fast-paced where i start suffering to keep up.
2. Fire in your Eyes - 8/10 - You can feel the album coming to the boil.
3. Let you Go - 9.5/10 - The music video is what really makes this song. Lyrics are incredible too.
4. Blind Faith 10/10 - The standout song of 2011 and a reminder of the warehouse-garage scene of the 90's.
5. Fool Yourself - 8/10 - Deep, soulful, electric. Plan B and Chase and Status are a match made in heaven.
6 Hypest Hype - 8/10 - A more bouncy song by C&S, again that has you jumping up and down during the build-up.
7 Hitz - 10/10 - Gives you an almost Pineapple Express vibe. Tinie Tempah, steps into the role perfectly.
8 Heavy - 8.5/10 - You want find a tune with bigger bass all year.
9 Brixton Briefcase - 7/10 - Not one of my favorites. Just don't like Cee-Lo Green.
10 Hocus Pocus - 7/10 - I really want to know what they were smoking when this went into production. Because i want some!
11 Flashing Lights - 9/10 - Just close your eyes and see your whole life flashing right before your eyes!
12 Embrace - 10/10 - Along with Blind Faith, the best song(s) of the album. A shift from C&S. For god's sake it was even used in Gossip Girl to perfection!
13 Time - 10/10 - The album is coming to a close, but you just don't want it to end. Delilah's tone of voice goes perfectly with the backing breakbeat.
14 Midnight Caller 8.5/10 - Tranquile.
15 End Credits - I0/10 - The first single of No more Idols and the best way to finish the album.
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it so much I had to buy tour tickets 17 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
As someone getting on in years (stopped counting at 40), I wouldn't have expected to find myself buying, let alone reviewing this. But, I bought it and like it so much that I've bought tour tickets. Now I need to find out if there's anyone I know who's still up for this sort of night out... I don't know my D&B from my Elbow, but in my head, this is a great album to bounce about in an embarrassing fashion to.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Banging Album 16 Aug 2011
By Clazza
Format:Audio CD
The best tracks on this album are just outstanding. Its classic Rave music with a Banging
Edge. It gets a bit hardcore in the middle, but its balanced by some 'sweet' harmonious tracks. You'll love it, if you like: dance, dubstep, hardcore, old Drum and Bass, all mixed with some punk attitude.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding 20 Feb 2011
By ljz
Format:Audio CD
this album has been stuck on repeat since it arrived through my postbox.

i am falling in love with it more and more with every listen.

an amazing combination of tracks: i jumped around and danced to some and chilled and got goosebumps with others.

favourite tracks would have to be "flashing lights", "time", "midnight caller" (with the beautiful clare maguire) and of course, massive single "blind faith" although there is not one track that i dislike or skip past.

i don't usually take the time to do things like this but i cannot recommend this enough.

5 stars!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two More Idols 15 April 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A lot of people say they've turned mainstream, and it's true there's definitely a large change in sound since More Than Alot, but I'm not sure mainstream is the right word. There is such a wide range of sound that you couldn't define it in a word. This obviously isn't popular with pure drum 'n' bass and dubstep fans (which I also like), but personally I liked all of it. From the raves of No Problem and Let Me Go to the mellowed sound of Embrace and Midnight Caller, it all has the duo's stamp of brilliant producing. I own and love More Than Alot, but if you want more of that, this isn't for you. The album ranges from drum 'n' bass to rap to some sort of prog. rock, all of it great and something everyone in producing should look to.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those with a wide ranging taste in music 4 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
For those with a wide ranging taste in music this album is simply brilliant. The number of different genres covered and high quality of songs on this album is amazing. The Stand out tracks are- No Problem, Fire In Your Eyes Let You Go, Blind Faith, Fool Yourself, Hitz, Hypest Hype, Heavy, Hocus Pocus, Time and End Credits.

Yes they may have gone more mainstream but so long as the song quality is still as good as this I can't see why it matters. If you are only really into D n B this is probably not an album for you just certain tracks.
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28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Confirmed, C&S Go Mainstream 31 Jan 2011
Format:Audio CD
I don't normally do this, but I thought I would take the time out to write up a detailed review of this new release.
I had been eagerly anticipating the release of Chase & Status' new album No More Idols for a long time now, and have been following the duo closely after their sublime 2008 album, More Than Alot.

However, as predicted, the album is a bit of a disappointment, personally I feel due to the lack of D&B on the album. Don't get me wrong, their production is second to none and there are a few stand out tracks on the album such as 'No Problem', 'Blind Faith' & 'Flashing Lights' (only because co-produced with Subfocus) & 'Time', however quite a few of the tracks on here are absolute trash. I don't know what the duo were thinking with the production of 'Fool Yourself' with a nice intro by Plan B only to be ruined by a cheesy drum loop and MC Rage shouting the same petty phrase repeatadly over it. Most of the tunes have a guitar based melody to it which only reminds me of pendulum and rock rave commercialism, and just by looking at the colabs throughout the album one could have predicted this.

Again, many of the best tracks on this album were released as singles (Hypest Hype was even released for free) before the album itself which makes the album even more disappointing. I only fear that the majority of these tunes are going to be played in my local Oceana instead of Fabric and other D&B clubs where essentially this music belongs.

All I can say is I am glad to have witnessed the days when tracks (Smash TV, Take me away, Eastern jam) off More Than Alot tore down clubs like Fabric & Matter and sent crowds into a frenzy, however only a select few off No More Idols will be able to compare to the masterpiece of 2008.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Bought this for my mum, she absolutely loves Chase and status and was really pleased with the album. Great buy
Published 11 days ago by Alex
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Sheer class. This has got to be a one off as Chase & Status cannot top this awesome collection of killer tracks.
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Fantastic album one of my favourites, great one for working out to or driving, knitting, mopping the floor, underwater clam diving, turnip sculpting
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4.0 out of 5 stars No more idols
I like this album. Have seen them live a couple of times live & enjoyed dancing around, this album had the songs from the concert on it.
Published 3 months ago by Gizmo
4.0 out of 5 stars Great,
Good CD, Not really much I can write about a review of a CD. Check the Albums song list on iTunes before you order it so you know what your expecting. Read more
Published 3 months ago by James Gillan
5.0 out of 5 stars always been a fan
I have always been a fan of Chase & Status and this album has a number of their best hits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars all good here
I've been considering buying this CD for some time ( approx 12months!! yeh I know) and finally got around to doing so. Read more
Published 6 months ago by mynytho man
5.0 out of 5 stars Best By Chase And Status
Great album, best by chase and status, there are a few songs such as Hypest Hype which are ruined by the featuring artists but good to laugh at how awful the rapping is, Chase And... Read more
Published 6 months ago by James West
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what I heard in glastonbary
I was dissapointed with this album it did not sound like the same band I heard glastonbary. I will look forward to listenting to the new album
Published 6 months ago by S. D. Butler
4.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't sure at first but it has grown on me
Real mix of electronic styles. At first I only liked a couple of tracks but the more I listen to the album the more I like it.
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