Picks and Pans Review: What I'm Listening to

updated 10/06/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/06/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT


After selling more than 4 million copies of her 1999 debut, No Angel, Dido is back Sept. 30 with her second disc, Life for Rent. Whose music is the British singer living for these days?

DAMIEN RICE, O "He's an Irish singer-songwriter with a beautiful voice and gorgeous, melancholy music. I saw him live, and he just moved me."

50 CENT, GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' "I just love the way he raps. He's so distinctive. For a club record, it's brilliant. I'm still not bored of it."

CERYS MATTHEWS, COCKAHOOP "She used to sing in a Welsh band called Catatonia, but she's done a beautiful, daring country album."

SEAN PAUL DUTTY ROCK/BLU CANTRELL, BITTERSWEET "I'm loving the single "Get Busy" and that song [Paul] did with Blu Cantrell, "Breathe."

P*NUT, SWEET AS "He's a brilliant rapper who did the beats for me on [new single] 'White Flag.' I love it because it's all about old-school hip-hop."

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