On Sounds Eclectic 3, the third compilation of intimate live performances culled from the show's on-air archives, Harcourt assembles a handy set of inspiring examples. From the first category, you get slightly scaled-down tent-revival alt-pop from the Polyphonic Spree, a woozy piano-bar reading of the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1," and Damien Rice's personal-as-always "The Blower's Daughter," which, thanks to the trailer for Closer, now joins the Shins' "New Slang" as a song we will forever associate with Natalie Portman's face.
This Eclectic is light on the second category -- "Mirando de Lado," by Kinky, a Mexican dance-rock act, is as international as it gets, unless you count a ragged "Take Me Out" by Glasgow's Franz Ferdinand.
As for the third, alt-country maverick Steve Earle represents with "Jerusalem," his spine-tingling plea for peace in the Middle East.
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