No Angel Import
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|1. Here With Me|
|3. Don't Think Of Me|
|4. My Lover's Gone|
|5. All You Want|
|6. Thank You|
|7. Honestly OK|
|10. I'm No Angel|
|11. My Life|
|12. Take My Hand|
The singer/songwriter's phenomenally successful 1999 solo album debut.
Dido's debut is moulded from Sarah McLachlan's intimate soul, Sinead O'Connor's Celtic yelp, and Beth Orton's morose resolve--with all the sharp edges rounded out. Sculpted by producers Rollo (her brother) and techno-scientist Youth, No Angel is dream-pop mixed with Portishead-esque trip-hop; the results are mid-tempo ballads that would feel at home in Seal's neighbourhood. The melancholy opener, "Here With Me", incorporates acoustic rhythm guitar, fluid strings and a snare-driven tempo that simulates the slapping of rain on a windscreen. "My Lover's Gone" is ethereal and misty, sounding at once ancient and modern with its synthesised ocean sounds and seagull cries. The only clunker is "Don't Think of Me", a passive, soft-bellied cousin to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know". These songs play out beautifully in that quiet zone between slumber and consciousness--where you can see everything behind closed eyes. --Beth Massa
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1)Here With Me: this song never gets old. It's one of my favorite songs on the album.
2)Hunter: a really good song. She sounds really good here.
3)Don't Think of Me: could have been a really big hit. She nails this song.
4)My Lover's Gone: very cool song. I really like it.
5)All You Want: worth the price of the CD alone. I like the little twist at the end.
6)Thank You: this song was deservedly a big hit. Somehow I never got sick of it.
7)Honestly OK: another really good song.
8)Slide: I like this song a lot. It is very good.
9)Isobel: she finds an interesting way to sing about a controversial topic. It's a good song.
10)I'm No Angel: I like this song. It is a good song for her.
11)My Life: one of my favorites. She sounds really good here.
12)Take my Hand: another great song. It could have been a big hit.
You can't go wrong with this album. It is very good and it's about as good as debut albums get.
a "real must buy"
A voice that is beautiful, pure, and soulful all in one, helps to set Dido apart for the crowd of other "pop-stars" her age. She also has true talent (which is oftentimes quite rare in the music industry these days), which can be adored by music lovers of all kinds. She writes as though she has experienced life from many perspectives, and it seems impossible to doubt that she has when listening to any of her lyrics. My personal favorite tracks are 'Hunter', 'Don't Think Of Me', 'Honestly OK', 'Isobel', and 'Take My Hand'. I'd recommend Dido's 'No Angel' to all fans of soulful, personal, and very inspiring music. And if you like what you hear, Dido's sophomore release, 'Life For Rent' is just as good as - if not better than - 'No Angel'.
Dido strikes me as someone who has a soul. She seem to write from a place deep within her (as opposed to the superficiality of most pop singers her age). She writes as someone with more experience than her age. Within this place where she writes there seems to be much pain, sadness and melancholy. I don't believe this is a pose. But this area from which she writes communicates or resonates with many listeners. The writing seems like non-fiction, autobiography. It's all out there and it's all exposed.
The music here has an underlying wistful sadness, even the more (nearly) upbeat tunes. From a musical perspective, this is good and bad - there is little contrast in tempo and emotional content between many of the songs herein. Dido sings with a soft voice and a somewhat limited pitch range.
Musically, a little more contrast would help. But what's there, if it resonates with you, communicates to the heart.
Most recent customer reviews
I confess that I first heard Here With Me on a radio station around September 2000. However,No Angel by Dido is also one of those music sets that brings back positive memories for... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Stella Carrier
Dido has broken onto the scene with a debut album resonant with folk lyrics yet clearly in the pop genre. Read morePublished 18 months ago by C. Lam
This girl is sensational. I've read the other reviews comparing Dido to Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Sinead O'Connor, etc. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Denny Vu Quach
My sisters got 'No Angel' and 'Life For Rent' before I did, so I'm just going to use their copies.
1.Here With Me-I think this was the first single. Read more
Here with Me, Hunter, and Thank You quickly became favorites of mine in listening to No Angel. All three stand out greatly from the general sound of the songs on this c.d. Read morePublished on March 4 2004 by Doom
It was clear from the beginning that Eminem's princess Dido had a lot more to ofter to the music world than just Stan' s refrain . Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by giovanni
This is a great pop album in it's own right. Another reviewer is trying to compare Dido to Faithless, which is a totally deferent genre of music. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003 by C. Reed