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Dido: irritating songstress or a real talent?

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I was in my bud's car the other day and he was playing Dido. I tried to be open-minded and listen to the depressing droning of this woman, but I really can't see the attraction in that 'poor old me, kick me when I'm down, I'm worthless' kind of music, all sung in a range of about four notes.

Plus of course every song is a variation on a theme. How depressing is that?

Does anyone actually enjoy her irritatingly catchy tunes?



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It's not her tunes, or even her lyrics, that bug me, to be honest- it's her voice. If someone else sang some of those songs I'm sure they could be very moving. But her delivery is just SOOOOO BLAND!!! She could maybe afford to emote a little bit more. Or, y'know, AT ALL.

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I actually rather liked her first album... her only problem, as I see it, is that all of her songs sound the bloody same... you can cope with one album like that but a second one with no variation starts to get seriously tedious.



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I always thought she was popular with those of a low emotional tolerance level. :)

I quite fancy her though :)

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Bookends wrote:I actually rather liked her first album... her only problem, as I see it, is that all of her songs sound the bloody same... you can cope with one album like that but a second one with no variation starts to get seriously tedious.


I liked the clip with Angel from Buffy... :thumb:




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Socha wrote:
Bookends wrote:I actually rather liked her first album... her only problem, as I see it, is that all of her songs sound the bloody same... you can cope with one album like that but a second one with no variation starts to get seriously tedious.


I liked the clip with Angel from Buffy... :thumb:


Oh yeah! The White Flag Vid... worth a watch. :D

Mind you... I always more of a Spike girl myself. :chin:



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Moving this one to the Music Section. a] because it's about music, and b] I want to move a thread :admin: :clap: :elephant: :)

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I did like her to start with but all her songs sound the same after a while, she needs to mix it up a bit.

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Just bland. The magnolia of the music world. There's nothing offensive about her, she's just boring.



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She's pants.

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Not only are her songs crap, but she sings flat too. She's often so out of tune, it's like nails down a blackboard.



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I call her Dildo! I have one of her albums. Can't think of any of her songs though at the moment.

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Totally bland voice singing totally bland songs .... :yawn:




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Ms Honey wrote:Totally bland voice singing totally bland songs .... :yawn:


Well said, oh hold on you forgot bland looking too! :)




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:D Yes, she's just another product of the Blonde Factory.



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Good for about three or four minutes, then just irritates the crap out of me!



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The only Dido song I like is 'Hunter'. I'm really not keen on any of the others at all in the slightest.



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She's a hottie, but as I think has been mentioned already, she's bland. Her voice is nice but bland, her songs are reasonably melodic but bland, her energy is bland, it's the perfect word to sum her up in one.

She's not talentless though, like all these drones that come through X Factor and all the pop band arse.

Foo foo. Let's all foo foo.

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yep Bland, Background Dinner Party stuff.

reminds me of Sade a bit - pleasant but emotionally disengaged.

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