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Life For Rent

22 Sept. 2003 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Sept. 2003
  • Release Date: 22 Sept. 2003
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 51:57
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  • ASIN: B004TDTGB8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,969 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By "hbuchleitner" on 6 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
Dear Dido and shoppers.
Congratulations and well done are hardly worthy words of an amazing follow up to your first album, which was such an oasis in an otherwise overwhelmingly commercial market, leaving little room for the individual artist. It is not just the voice, lyrics or musical accompagniment - it is the combination. And may I say, it works for very few, but for you it really does.
In my humble opinion, it was absolutely right to continue along the same vein as "No Angel". Many of us are tired of hearing, or should I say subjected to, the efforts of marketeers, the rollercoaster approach of seeking the holy grail, forever changing the formula to see what can generate the next hit.
I get the distinct feeling you write for yourself, and express what you feel, always with a very strong link to something from your own life. Whether we like it or not, this creates a uniqueness, so rare today.
I hear critics urge you to change, spend the money, dress the part of a successful artist, behave like the rest. I really hope you don't, there are enough people doing just that - boring, predictable, unsophisticated in all its falseness and pretense.
"White flag" and "life for rent" have been widely played on the radio, but why have excellent songs like "who makes you feel" and "sand in my shoes" been relatively rarely played. These are brilliantly written and performed, absolutely true to the first album's style of fairly slow but intensely rythmic as well as atmospheric. The album in fact creates an ambience only a few seconds into the first grooves.
There are few albums I treasure, which are so closely linked to an individual, who they are and what they stand for. I see honesty and integrity here. Pure in so many ways.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sonjoy Bose on 12 April 2005
Format: Audio CD
I, like millions around the globe,have waited quite a while for Dido's second offering,and it was definitely worth it ! Dido's music has reached a completely new level.Her debut album 'No Angel' was heavily influenced by Irish folk and Celtic music,and it was her treatment of them that made the album so unique and enjoyable. But 'Life For Rent' showcases a new sound,something few e thought Dido could come up with: her own! Yes,this album is 100% unadulterated,unassuming,unbeatable Dido.'White Flag' kicks off the album,and needless to say,this song is the best Dido ever wrote.'Don't Leave Home' is an extraordinary song,and haunts you for a long time after it is over.'Sand In My Shoes' is a track that everyone will enjoy,especially those who like dance tracks. The title track sounds fantastic,and very much like the songs on Dido's first album.The rest of the album is just pure pleasure-the pleasure of knowing that you are listening to a musical genius.And yes,Dido's vocals have improved significantly.All in all,a real classic ! The ones who don' possess this are missing out on something really wonderful.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Tetley on 22 April 2004
Format: Audio CD
I really just love this album... i've had it since it immediately came outbut only decided to review it recently after being captured and totallytaken by the song "Don't Leave Home". This song almost makes buying thealbum worthwhile as far as i'm concerned, so having tracks like "WhiteFLag" and "Life For Rent" on as well is an enormous plus.
Dido's voice still sounds like that of an angel and it really helps pickmy mood up no matter what condition i'm in, happy or sad... moral stillgoes up!!
I can't wait for her third album, so those who don't own her second yetshould sacrifice the money for this
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47 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Craobh Rua VINE VOICE on 12 Nov. 2003
Format: Audio CD
It seemed to me there were two large groups of people waiting quite keenly for the release of this album. Gathered together in one corner sat Dido's large contingent of fans, desperate for a new batch of songs. Lurking with intent in the opposite corner were the hordes of Dido-bashers, eager for a new reason to rant and rave again. Indeed, with the release date looming, some couldn't stop themselves from jumping up and down and screaming "coffee-table-music" at innocent passers-by. Having realised how wrong the bashers were about "No Angel", Dido's first album, I was one of those looking forward to this album. I have no doubts that people will continue to criticise - on the basis of this album, however, they will continue to be wrong.

The connection between Dido and Faithless continues with this album. Rollo, Dido's brother, and Sister Bliss had both contributed to "No Angel". Dido then returned the favour by providing lead vocals on "One Step Too Far", a single lifted from the band's "Outrospective" album. Now, with "Life for Rent", Rollo features strongly with a number of co-writing and co-producing credits while Sister Bliss plays on four of the tracks.
The album starts with four of its strongest tracks. The first and third tracks are "White Flag" and "Life for Rent", the album's first two singles. Sound and style wise, I don't think either would have sounded too far out of place on "No Angel". However, "Stoned", the second track, is something of a surprise in comparison. There's a slight change in sound, less acoustic and more of a keyboards-driven song. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of it but I'd now consider it to be the best of the bunch. Lyrically at odds with the nice-girl-next-door image Dido seems to have acquired, it's definitely a grower.
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