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Tiny Desk Concerts - Audio

Tiny Desk Concerts from NPR Music feature your favorite musicians performing at All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's desk in the NPR office. Hear Wilco, Adele, Passion Pit, Tinariwen, Miguel, The xx and many more. This is the audio version of the podcast. A video version is also available.

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Mac Miller

Mac Miller reflects on his journey's peaks and valleys in a boisterous set of songs from Swimming, featuring special guest Thundercat on "What's the Use?"

17mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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H.E.R.

The singer stuns in her second appearance at the Tiny Desk, showcasing not only her vocal mastery, but her skills as a captivating multi-instrumentalist.

18mins

12 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Juanes & Mon Laferte

The Colombian pop star and Chilean rising star brought their duet tour to the Tiny Desk.

30 May 2018

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Toro y Moi

Toro y Moi loses the voice processing, synths and other heavy effects for a stripped-down acoustic set at the Tiny Desk.

14mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Allen Stone

The soul singer demonstrated a commitment to the Tiny Desk that we rarely, if ever, see.

20mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Ari Lennox

The R&B singer performed songs from her debut full-length, Shea Butter Baby.

15mins

25 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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Jorja Smith

Watch the rising U.K. star perform intimate renditions of "Blue Lights," "On My Mind" and "Teenage Fantasy" with a full band.

12 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Moonchild

The LA-based trio makes an intricate blend of jazz, R&B and hip-hop. For their Tiny Desk set, they pulled out all the stops: flutes, flugelhorns, saxophones, keyboards, ukuleles and more.

16 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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Hobo Johnson and The Lovemakers

While this Sacramento, Calif. band didn't win this year's Tiny Desk contest, their video entry, for the song "Peach Scones," was among the more memorable we've ever seen.

15mins

13 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Harry Styles

The former One Direction singer gave a charming performance of "Watermelon Sugar," "Adore You" and other cuts from his latest album, Fine Line.

19mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Mandolin Orange

Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz made everything seem so easy, with just a few acoustic instruments and a single microphone behind the Tiny Desk, performing songs full of joy and thoughtfulness.

14mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #11

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Dave

The British rapper made a trip all the way from the UK just for this Tiny Desk performance and powered through a set that made the personal political.

8 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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Florence + the Machine

"I'm sorry I'm shy," Florence Welch told the crowd of NPR family and friends gathered for her Tiny Desk performance. "If this was a big gig, I'd probably be climbing all over here and running around."

14mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Café Tacvba

The pioneering Mexican band recreates the adventurous musical energy of their massive stadium shows behind Bob Boilen's desk.

20mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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Baby Rose

At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of her influences — with songwriting as devastating as her delivery.

10 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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Rising Appalachia

The Atlanta-based band came to NPR in a van packed with a bodhrán (Irish drum), an ngoni (West African harp) a huge gourd, a cello, a baritone guitar and more.

4 Feb 2020

Rank #16

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Bob Weir And Wolf Bros

Weir, along with Don Was and Jay Lane, play a set rich in Grateful Dead lore, including an emotional take on the sing-along, "Ripple."

2 Mar 2020

Rank #17

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Idles

The British madmen brought fury, cathartic rage and deep thoughts to the Tiny Desk for one of the loudest, most raucous performances in memory.

13mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Tobe Nwigwe

The Houston-based rapper's mindful words are like a life hack for anyone seeking guidance, with pleas to look past inherent hardships and evil and to stay focused on life's ultimate prizes.

16mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #19