5 years after her moody 2008 album Safe Trip Home, Dido returns with the more noticeably upbeat Girl Who Got Away.
Dido's sound subtly changes with each record but that sensually hushed voice over mid-tempo music lets us know it's unmistakably her. This time around, she delicately layers a soft bed of electronics over her gentle pop songs, reminding me somewhat of Madonna's Ray Of Light album only not as forced. Even with the addition of electronic flutterings and Kendrick Lamar & Brian Eno making guest spots, Dido can't escape that "overly vanilla" stamp she's been accused of but really, sometimes, it's exactly what the doctor ordered.
3 survivors of success out of 5