- No More Idols
No More Idols Studio album by Chase & Status Released 28 January 2011 Recorded 2009–2010 Genre Breakbeat, Dubstep, Drum and bass, Breakcore, Grime Length 59:26 Label Vertigo, Mercury Producer Will Kennard, Saul Milton, Ben Drew Chase & Status chronology More Than Alot
No More Idols
Singles from No More Idols
- "End Credits"
Released: 29 October 2009
- "Let You Go"
Released: 15 August 2010
- "Hypest Hype"
Released: 4 October 2010
- "Blind Faith"
Released: 21 January 2011
Released: 29 April 2011
Released: 15 July 2011
- "Flashing Lights"
Released: 21 November 2011
No More Idols is the second album by British production duo Chase & Status, released on 28 January 2011. No More Idols marks the first major full-length release by Chase & Status since their debut album More Than Alot three years prior; a period in which the group signed a major management deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and focused more on producing for other artists including Rihanna's 2009 album Rated R.
Produced entirely by the group, No More Idols features vocal contributions from primarily UK talent including Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Clare Maguire, Tempa T, White Lies and long-time collaborator Plan B amongst others. Upon its release the album met with generally positive reviews, receiving comparisons to similar acts such as Pendulum and The Prodigy. The genre-bending production style employed on the album was noted as a stand-out feature. The album was preceded by three singles which attained UK chart success.
- "End Credits" was released on 29 October 2009 as the first single from their album No More Idols, the song features guest vocals from UK rapper/singer Plan B. The single managed to peak at 9 on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Let You Go" was the second single to be released from the album on 15 August 2010, the single featured vocals from singer Mali. The single peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Hypest Hype" featuring Tempa T received radio support after the release of "Let You Go" (reaching BBC Radio 1's A-List) implying it would be the third single, but it was never released. However, it did chart at #70 on the UK Singles Chart after the release of the album.
- "Blind Faith" was released on 21 January 2011 as the third single from their album. The song features guest vocals from British musician Liam Bailey. The single peaked at 5 on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Time" was released on 29 April 2011 as the fourth single from the album. The single features guest vocals from singer Delilah and has thus far reached number 6 on the UK Dance Chart and 21 on the UK Singles Chart.
- "Hitz" was released on 15 July 2011 as the fifth single from the album. The single features guest vocals from British rapper Tinie Tempah and has so far reached number 11 on the UK Dance Chart and 39 on the UK Singles Chart. The official video for the single was released 10 June 2011 on Chase and Status Vevo page.
- "Flashing Lights" will be released as the sixth single from the album on 21 November 2011. 
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic  BBC (favourable) Clash  Financial Times  The Guardian  Gigwise.com  The Independent  Metro  NME  Daily Telegraph 
The album received a generally positive response on its release. Mike Haydock of the BBC gave the album a positive review stating: "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." Andy Gill of The Independent gave it a four out of five rating, as did Jon Bye of Gigwise.com, who described it as "an early contender for one of the albums of the year". Allmusic's Jon O'Brien also gave it four stars, describing it as "a consistently impressive and intriguing listen that has the potential to be the drum'n'bass genre's defining studio album". The Observer's Kitty Empire described it as sounding "more like a compilation". Metro gave it three out of five, commenting on "increasingly polished songwriting", and the Daily Telegraph also gave it three out of five, describing it as "an effectively youthful update on the Prodigy’s formula". The album received similarly lukewarm reviews from Clash (Matt Oliver stating "It’s alright and will shift units"), The Guardian, and the Financial Times. The album received a one out of ten review in NME, with reviewer Ash Dosanjh calling it "soulless nonsense".
No. Title Writer(s) Length 1. "No Problem" Will Kennard, Saul Milton, Takura Tendayi 4:10 2. "Fire in Your Eyes" (featuring Maverick Sabre) Kennard, Milton, Michael Stafford 4:15 3. "Let You Go" (featuring Mali) Kennard, Milton, Ben Drew 3:54 4. "Blind Faith" (featuring Liam Bailey) Kennard, Milton, Liam Bailey, Dan Hartman 3:53 5. "Fool Yourself" (featuring Plan B & Rage) Kennard, Milton, Drew 4:34 6. "Hypest Hype" (feat. Tempa T) Kennard, Milton, Nicholas Dei, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore 3:29 7. "Hitz" (featuring Tinie Tempah) Kennard, Milton, Patrick Okogwu 3:08 8. "Heavy" (vs. Dizzee Rascal) Kennard, Milton, Dylan Mills 3:33 9. "Brixton Briefcase" (featuring Cee-Lo Green) Kennard, Milton, Cee Lo Green, Rick Nowels 3:58 10. "Hocus Pocus" Kennard, Milton 3:59 11. "Flashing Lights" (featuring Sub Focus & Takura) Kennard, Milton, Tendayi 4:11 12. "Embrace" (featuring White Lies) Kennard, Milton, Harry McVeigh, Charles Cave 4:58 13. "Time" (featuring Delilah) Kennard, Milton, Drew, Paloma Ayana 4:20 14. "Midnight Caller" (featuring Clare Maguire) Kennard, Milton, Claire Maguire 3:45 15. "End Credits" (featuring Plan B) Kennard, Milton, Drew 3:20Total length: 59:26
- Chase & Status
- Will Kennard – producer, mixing
- Saul Milton – producer, mixing
- Ben Drew – producer, additional producer
- Graham Marsh – engineer
- Dean Reid – engineer
- Additional musicians
- Liam Bailey – vocals
- Delilah – vocals
- Dizzee Rascal – vocals
- Ben Drew – vocals
- Cee Lo Green – vocals
- Clare Maguire – vocals
- Mali McCalla – vocals
- Harry McVeigh – vocals
- Takura Tendayi – vocals
- Patrick Okogwu – vocals
- Yolanda Quartey – vocals
- Maverick Sabre – vocals
- Tempa T – vocals
- Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – keyboards, strings
- Tor Erik Hermansen – keyboards, strings
- Other personnel
- John Oakely – executive producer, photography
- Traffic – art direction, design
- Bob Torrez – cover photo
- Carsten – photography
- Ian Hunter – photography
- Sam Neill – photography
- Søren Solkær Starbird – photography
- "Blind Faith" samples "Love Sensation" by Loleatta Holloway
- "Hypest Hype" samples "Been Down So Long" by The Doors
- "Hocus Pocus" samples Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends – Black Nationalists
Chart (2011) Peak
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 36 Danish Albums Chart 34 Irish Albums Chart 50 New Zealand Albums Chart 29 UK Albums Chart 2 UK Dance Album Chart 1
Country Provider Sales Certification United Kingdom BPI 300,000+ Platinum
Region Date Label Format United Kingdom 28 January 2011 Mercury Records Digital download 31 January 2011 CD
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- ^ "Chart Track". Irish Albums Chart. GfK. http://www.chart-track.co.uk/index.jsp?c=p/musicvideo/music/archive/index_test.jsp&ct=240002&arch=t&lyr=2011&year=2011&week=5. Retrieved 3 February 2011.
- ^ Chase & Status – charts.org.nz
- ^ Archive Chart
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- ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/Search.aspx
- ^ http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-more-idols/id409124259
- ^ No More Idols: Chase & Status: Amazon.co.uk
Studio albumsMore Than Alot (2008) • No More Idols (2011) Singles"Pieces" • "Against All Odds" • "End Credits" • "Let You Go" • "Blind Faith" • "Time" • "Hitz" • "Flashing Lights" Collaborators Related articles
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