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2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts

Dec 28, 2013

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.
Credit Hayley Bartels/NPR