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- Posted on Aug 21st 2007 1:30PM by Mike Spinella
"I downloaded the album after everyone I knew was telling me it ruled," Lee told Spinner, "and then [I] understood what the hype was about. I loved the songwriting from a classic perspective of craft. It is quite masterful."
The covers project isn't atypical of Lee, however. The Aussie rocker has previously offered up his own interpretations of everything from Modest Mouse's 'Float On' and Weezer's 'Butterfly,' to the Beatles' 'This Bird Has Flown,' among many others.
Download Lee's acoustic take on 'New Wave,' and read his current Top Five musical picks as told to Spinner. Lee's new album, 'Ripe,' hits shelves on Sept. 18.
Download: Ben Lee, 'New Wave' (MP3)
Ben Lee's Current iPod Picks:
- The Grates, 'Gravity Won't Get You High'
- Ricky Lee Jones, ' The Sermon on Exposition Blvd'
- Kaki King, 'Until We Felt Red'
- Men at Work, 'Contraband'
- Cary Brothers, 'Who You Are'