Music: Cherub Pop

A heavenly debut from the British singer Dido

Dreamy pop, electronica shadings, folk guitars and soulful vocals bend and blend together on No Angel (Arista), the debut album by British singer-songwriter Dido. Despite the denial in the title, this is for the most part heavenly music. The songs are sweet and soothing, but because they are anchored by strong, captivating beats, they never float away.

The 26-year-old Dido has music in her family: her brother Rollo, 32, is the leader of the British trip-hop group Faithless. When Dido initially decided to pursue a musical career, Rollo warned her against it. "He basically said, 'Look, there are a million better...

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