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Have you heard Devin Davis yet? We have, and frankly he has us wondering whether one of the year's best CDs hasn't already taken its bow.

The album is called, "Lonely People Of The Wold, Unite!" Davis spent over two years recording it, playing virtually all the instruments himself. The result of all that hard work is a collection of songs that flow together, lift us up, toss us about and make us giggle like kids. It ebbs and flows. It crashes into your living room, it pauses for a breath, it makes a gorgeous melodic point and then it races off into something new, often within the span of a single song.

"Lonely People Of The Wold, Unite!" slipped into record stores back in March without much impact. But word of mouth is growing. This time next year he'll be as much a household name as Joanna Newsom became last year or Badly Drawn Boy before that. (Of course, when we say household name, we are, of course, referring to your average Indie household.) It's the sort of summery album you might want to crank up to eleven while cruising down up the PCH with the top down on your convertible.

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And if you don't have a convertible, it might just inspire you to get one.