TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Dido keeps distinctive tunes coming

About Jeffrey Sisk
Jeffrey Sisk 412-664-9161 x1952
Editor
Daily News

Daily Photo Galleries

McKeesport Photo Galleries


By Jeffrey Sisk

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 2:36 a.m.

‘Girl Who Got Away'

Dido (RCA)

★★★★

I've been a big fan of British songstress Dido since the late 1990s. She has one of the loveliest and most distinctive voices in pop music and her 1999 “No Angel” debut has taken up permanent residence in my iPod. Her follow-up albums (2003's “Life for Rent” and 2008's “Safe Trip Home”) were every bit as good — as was her cameo on the Eminem hit “Stan” — but Dido's star has steadily dimmed over the years. The fantastic “Girl Who Got Away” is her first record in five years — an eternity in the music business — and I'm thrilled to report that she's in fine form throughout the 11-track release.

Less than a minute into sublime opener “No Freedom” I found myself being swept away by Dido's lovely voice, and she continues to impress on the title track, “End of Night,” “Sitting on the Roof of the World,” “Love to Blame,” “Happy New Year” and closing gem “Day Before We Went to War.” Her collaborative spirit is alive and well on “Let Us Move On,” my favorite cut on “Girl Who Got Away,” which features a fantastic guest spot from white-hot rapper Kendrick Lamar. Here's hoping we won't have to wait so long for Dido's next album.

Jeffrey Sisk is a managing editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161 ext. 1952 or jsisk@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read McKeesport

  1. Mon Valley communities plan cleanup day activities
  2. U.S. Steel presents tuition scholarship money for Catholic education
  3. Dravosburg residents try to save PNC Bank from closing
  4. Carnegie Library of Homestead spotlighted in CNN iReport
  5. Clairton marks Month of Young Child with parade, assembly
  6. Husband-wife resignations leave Lincoln short-handed
  7. West Mifflin Area students learn how newspapers enhance daily lessons
  8. Glassport council to crack down on absentee landlords
  9. McKeesport Area students may ‘have their cake and eat it too’
  10. Forward officials announce furniture sale
  11. Duquesne police make drug arrest
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.