Life for Rent Her voice can be numbingly languid. And she uses every trip-hop cliche. But Dido's sharp lyrical point of view gives her otherwise routine chill-out music… Life for Rent Her voice can be numbingly languid. And she uses every trip-hop cliche. But Dido's sharp lyrical point of view gives her otherwise routine chill-out music… 2003-09-30 Dido
Music Review

Life for Rent (2003)

Dido | 'LIFE' IMITATES ART Dido's level head is reflected in ''Rent''
'LIFE' IMITATES ART Dido's level head is reflected in ''Rent''
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 30, 2003; Lead Performance: Dido

Her voice can be numbingly languid. And she uses every trip-hop cliche. But Dido's sharp lyrical point of view gives her otherwise routine chill-out music focus. On the follow-up, Life for Rent to her 5 million-selling debut -- from which Eminem took a sample for ''Stan'' -- the British singer smartly picks apart shaky relationships and brings to the subject of romance something rare: a level head.

Originally posted Oct 03, 2003 Published in issue #731 Oct 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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