No More Idols [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Roni Size may have won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, while Goldie's Timeless may be considered one of the decade's most innovative dance masterpieces, but for all its critical acclaim and unquestionable credibility, the '90s drum'n'bass scene never really produced a breakout star in the same way that garage Craig David, grime Dizzee Rascal, or big beat the Prodigy managed to create. Apart from M-Beat's 1994 hit "Incredible," drum'n'bass artists never really threatened the Top Ten, and by the end of the decade, the whole genre appeared to have retreated back into the underground where it came from. However, since Pendulum's 2005 debut, Hold Your Colour, the sound has ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jon O'Brien
Roni Size may have won the 1997 Mercury Music Prize, while Goldie's Timeless may be considered one of the decade's most innovative dance masterpieces, but for all its critical acclaim and unquestionable credibility, the '90s drum'n'bass scene never really produced a breakout star in the same way that garage Craig David, grime Dizzee Rascal, or big beat the Prodigy managed to create. Apart from M-Beat's 1994 hit "Incredible," drum'n'bass artists never really threatened the Top Ten, and by the end of the decade, the whole genre appeared to have retreated back into the underground where it came from. However, since Pendulum's 2005 debut, Hold Your Colour, the sound has witnessed a surprising renaissance, a development capitalized on more than anyone else by London duo Saul Milton and Will Kennard, aka Chase & Status, whose accessible blend of frenetic beats and pop hooks on debut album More Than Alot led to production duties on tracks for Rihanna and others, a far cry from their humble bedroom DJ beginnings. Their second album, No More Idols, ups the commercial ante even further, with a whole host of star-studded guest performances, both predictable in-vogue MC Tinie Tempah on the ironically titled grimey "Hitz" to the downright unexpected doom-laden post-punk trio White Lies on the atmospheric "Embrace". While this concerted effort to conquer the mainstream may sit uncomfortably with the drum'n'bass purists, its genre-hopping anthemic nature has actually provided the scene's most consistent and inventive offering to date. Avoiding the repetition that plagues many dance albums, each of its 15 tracks is bursting with ideas, as evident on the opening three tracks: "No Problem," an invigorating fusion of fast-paced acid-rave synths and tribal African rhythms; "Fire in Your Eyes," which combines Lenny Kravitz-style guitar solos with emerging acoustic hip-hop artist Maverick Sabre's reggae-tinged vocals; and "Let You Go," a ferocious club banger whose sinister lyrics provide the best stalker anthem since the Police's "Every Breath You Take." Elsewhere, the duo tackles brooding trip-hop the Clare Maguire-featuring "Midnight Caller", blistering nu-metal the manically intense "Hypest Hype", and menacing dubstep the Cee-Lo Green-fronted "Brixton Briefcase", all of which creates a whirlwind of sound that constantly keeps the listener guessing. But it's Chase & Status' two huge Top Ten singles that provide the album's highlights. The melancholic guitars, pulsating breakbeats, and Plan B's understated reflective vocals on Harry Brown theme "End Credits" provide a cinematic backdrop to a hugely powerful account of a man's dying moments, while "Blind Faith" is an authentic old-skool rave-inspired anthem that somehow manages to make the ubiquitous sample of Loleatta Holloway's "Love Sensation" sound both fresh and beautifully uplifting. 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/8/2011
  • Label: Mercury Uk
  • UPC: 602527451350
  • Catalog Number: 2745135
  • Sales rank: 90,203

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 No Problem (4:10)
  2. 2 Fire In Your Eyes - Maverick Sabre (4:15)
  3. 3 Let You Go - Mali McCalla (3:54)
  4. 4 Blind Faith (3:53)
  5. 5 Fool Yourself - Plan B (4:34)
  6. 6 Hypest Hype - Tempa T (3:29)
  7. 7 Hitz - Tinie Tempah (3:08)
  8. 8 Heavy (3:33)
  9. 9 Brixton Briefcase (3:58)
  10. 10 Hocus Pocus (3:59)
  11. 11 Flashing Lights - Takura (4:10)
  12. 12 Embrace - White Lies (4:58)
  13. 13 Time - Delilah (4:20)
  14. 14 Midnight Caller - Clare Maguire (3:45)
  15. 15 End Credits - Plan B (3:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chase & Status Primary Artist
Cee Lo Green Vocals
Dizzee Rascal Vocals
Liam Bailey Vocals
Yolanda Quartey Vocals
Mikkel Storleer Eriksen Strings, Keyboards
Delilah Vocals
Harry McVeigh Vocals
Tor Erik Hermansen Strings, Keyboards
Ben Drew Vocals
Tempa T Vocals
Patrick Okogwu Vocals
Maverick Sabre Vocals
Clare Maguire Vocals
Takura Tendayi Vocals
Mali McCalla Vocals
Technical Credits
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
John Densmore Composer
Rick Nowels Composer
Cee Lo Green Composer
Liam Bailey Composer
Dylan Mills Composer
Dean Reid Engineer
John Oakley Executive Producer
Dan Hartman Composer
Graham Marsh Engineer
Harry McVeigh Composer
Charles Cave Composer
Michael Stafford Composer
Robby Krieger Composer
William Kennard Composer, Producer
Traffic Art Direction
Ben Drew Composer, Producer, Additional Production
Saul Milton Composer, Producer
Patrick Okogwu Composer
Clare Maguire Composer
Takura Tendayi Composer
Paloma Ayana Composer
Nicholas Dei Composer
Bob Torrez Cover Photo
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