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Sat December 28, 2013

2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts

At this point, the web—and, we'll admit, NPR in particular—is awash with year-end lists, seeking to summarize 2013 in pictures, song, film and more.  For fans of unconventional live performance, though, the final list to top them all is right here, with a round-up of the year's most interesting Tiny Desk Concerts.  If you're looking for a simple first-to-last podium, you might be surprised; categories include "Biggest Band" (Mother Falcon), "Most Unexpectedly Quiet" (Of Montreal), and "Biggest Insurance Risk" (Nicola Benedetti's 1717 Stradivarius violin, valued at $10 million).  

With 17 members packed into the studio, Mother Falcon took the cake for "Biggest Band" in 2013's Tiny Desk Concert series.
With 17 members packed into the studio, Mother Falcon took the cake for "Biggest Band" in 2013's Tiny Desk Concert series.
Credit Hayley Bartels/NPR

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