No More Idols
Bookended by the dancehall inflections of “No Problem” and the acoustic-driven “End Credits,” Chase & Status’ breakthrough second album blitzes through British dance culture. The London duo fuse dubstep rhythms to nu-metal abrasion on a stadium scale, while their innate melodic sensibility keeps things popping. “Let You Go” and “Blind Faith” both hit hard, but they’re soulful, too. Dizzee Rascal electrifies the industrial churn of “Heavy,” while White Lies push “Embrace” from moody to gothic. The whole thing flows as thrillingly as the pair’s high-decibel stage show.