Life For Rent

  • Record Label: Arista
  • Release Date: Sep 30, 2003
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 61
  2. Negative: 4 out of 61

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  1. NseE
    Oct 20, 2003
    1
    A very dull, soulless effort. Took my copy right back to the store, sorry for the bugger that takes it. Gave it a 1 for 'Who makes you feel'.
  2. Tom
    Oct 6, 2003
    3
    Dullsville. Bland. Uninteresting to the extreme. It should sell like hotcakes, then.
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Lacking its predecessor's edgy tone, Life For Rent offers up one bland, polite tune after another.
  2. Its best moments suggest that Armstrong is unfairly maligned.... At worst, it's twee and bland, aural wallpaper that only someone who didn't really like music could care about. Either way, it isn't going to change anyone's mind about Dido.
  3. Mojo
    70
    Easy listening with just enough unease to tease. [Nov 2003, p.125]