More than Alot

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More Than Alot
Studio album by Chase & Status
Released 13 October 2008
(see release history)
Recorded 2006–2008
Genre Drum and bass, breakbeat, dubstep, hip hop
Length 48:40
Label RAM
Producer Saul Milton and Will Kennard
Chase & Status chronology
More Than Alot
(2008)
No More Idols
(2011)
Singles from More Than Alot
  1. "Hurt You"
    Released: 12 October 2007
  2. "Take Me Away"
    Released: 25 July 2008
  3. "Pieces" / "Eastern Jam"
    Released: 29 September 2008
  4. "Against All Odds" / "Saxon"
    Released: 23 February 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Drownedinsound 9/10[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.0/5[3]

More Than Alot is the debut album by British drum and bass duo Chase & Status. The album was released on 13 October 2008, and peaked at number 49 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was re-released on 4 June 2010 with bonus tracks as the "New Edition".

Background[edit]

The album debuted on the UK Albums Chart at #49 on 19 October 2008, and entered the UK Dance Albums Chart at #2 on the same week. The album was preceded by the release of the lead single, "Pieces" featuring vocals from rapper Plan B, on 29 September. On 5 October, "Pieces" peaked at #70 on the UK Singles Chart and at #1 on the UK Dance Chart. The album also includes a collaboration with British garage rapper Kano on "Against All Odds", which was later released as the album's second single. The track received considerable play time on the club scene throughout 2008. While the album maintains the duo's drum & bass roots, two tracks - "Eastern Jam" and "Running" - display the duo's ability to produce dubstep tracks with commercial success. "Eastern Jam" was later remixed to become a collaboration, featuring vocals from hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg, culminating in the single "Snoop Dogg Millionaire". On 4 July 2010, the album was re-released, with the addition of three new songs and a special tour video. The extra tracks included "Saxon", "Heartbeat" and "In Love". The album later went on to win the Best Album Award at the 2009 drum and bass awards.

Singles[edit]

  • "Hurt You", backed by the non-album track "Sell Me Your Soul", was released on 12 October 2007 primarily on vinyl. It peaked at number one on the UK Dance Chart but failed to enter the singles chart.[4] It features uncredited vocals from Yolanda Quartey, as does the following single "Take Me Away".
  • "Take Me Away", backed by the non-album track "Judgement (Informer)", was released on 25 July 2008 primarily on vinyl. It also peaked at number one on the UK Dance Chart but failed to enter the singles chart.[5]
  • "Pieces" / "Eastern Jam" was released on 29 September 2008, as the lead single from the album. "Pieces" served as the A-side, while "Eastern Jam" appeared as the AA-side. "Pieces" features guest vocals from British musician Plan B. The single managed to peak at #70 on the UK Singles Chart.
  • "Against All Odds" / "Saxon" was released on 23 February 2009 as the fourth and final single from the album. "Against All Odds" served as the A-side, while "Saxon" appeared as the AA-side. "Against All Odds" features vocals from British rapper Kano. The single peaked at #45 on the UK Singles Chart.

Other singles[edit]

  • The VIP mix for the tracks "End Credits" and "Is It Worth It" was released as a single on 16 November 2009 in the UK by Ram Records. "Is It Worth It VIP" served as the AA-side to "End Credits VIP".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Will Kennard and Saul Milton. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Can't Get Enough"   Takura Tendayi 3:27
2. "Music Club"   3:43
3. "Against All Odds" (featuring Kano) Kane Robinson, David Axelrod, Ben Raleigh 2:42
4. "Streetlife" (featuring Takura) Tendayi 4:18
5. "Smash TV"   3:40
6. "Pieces" (featuring Plan B) Ben Drew 4:49
7. "Eastern Jam"   3:59
8. "Foundation Skit"   0:54
9. "Take Me Away"   4:27
10. "Hurt You"   3:47
11. "Running"   Tendayi 4:48
12. "Take U There" (featuring Digga) 3:12
13. "Is It Worth It"   Tendayi 4:57
Total length:
48:40
Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Chase & Status
  • Will Kennard – producer
  • Saul Milton – producer
Technical production
  • Stuart Hawkes – mastering
Additional musicians

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[6] 49

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 13 October 2008 Ram Records Standard Edition RAMMLP12CD
4 June 2010 Vertigo, Ram Records New Edition 87454828910

External links[edit]

More than Alot at Discogs (list of releases)

References[edit]