No More Idols - Chase & Status

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mar 2, 2011
    The rather aimless and derivative '90s drum'n'bass homage "Hocus Pocus" aside, No More Idols is a consistently impressive and intriguing listen that has the potential to be the drum'n'bass genre's defining studio album.
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    Stronger on revved-up dancehall than coffee-table soul, it's on the collaborations they really come into their own. [Feb 2011, p.125]
  3. Feb 10, 2011
    It would be interesting to see Chase & Status explore this extra dimension further, but--for now--this is a thrilling case of cum on feel the noize.
  4. Feb 10, 2011
    Overall this is an impressive album that could prove a game-changer.
  5. 80
    Slightly laconic, slightly ironic, ["No Problem"] makes for a brilliant contrast with the production duo's galloping stutter-riff groove, heralding a run of crunching fuzz-guitar riffs that brings to mind the UK big-beat heyday of The Prodigy.
  6. Apr 4, 2011
    While brutally impressive, if it's subtlety you're seeking, look elsewhere. [Mar 2011, p.100]
  7. Feb 10, 2011
    It's alright and will shift units: boundaries will rest easy however.
  8. Feb 10, 2011
    Less easy to grasp is why, if Chase And Status can come up with music that's subtle, clever, original and commercial, they'd chose to spend half their time coming up with music that's only one of those things.
  9. Feb 10, 2011
    Their second album combines ballistic rave pop with tougher bass-laden sounds and is an effectively youthful update on the Prodigy's formula.
  10. Feb 10, 2011
    With a lack of tunes to come back for, maybe it would have become a better record if they weren't so focused on stardom and the charts.
  11. 10
    Despite Cee Lo's vocal guidance (Brixton Briefcase), you almost black out from the terribleness before coming to and realising you're too good for this soulless nonsense.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 25, 2013
    This album was full of great Drum and Base Tunes. I think the Critics need to up their score! This is a great album! End Credits featuring one of my favourite artists Plan B was definitely a highlight of the album for me. Full Review »