Tiny Desk Intimate concerts, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.

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Hanson For The Holidays

Frantic time-lapse set decoration. An intrusive snow machine. Ugly holiday sweaters. It's time to hunker down and soak up a raucous and reverent Christmas party, courtesy of Hanson.

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This Is The Kit

Effortless storytelling is at the heart of This Is The Kit. And the stories the band's only permanent member, Kate Stables, weaves are profound but sweet with a tone that quietly reels you in.

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Cigarettes After Sex

This comes close to the quietest Tiny Desk Concert we've ever had. The music Cigarettes After Sex makes is incredibly hushed. It's a sound so minimal it barely exists.

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Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator performs three songs from his latest album Flower Boy -- and pulls off (at least) two Tiny Desk firsts in the process, while maturing beyond his class-clown image (mostly).

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

The two singers, songwriters and guitarists bring out the adolescence in each other, poking jabs, goofing around and having fun at the Tiny Desk.

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King Krule

King Krule, the musical project of English singer, songwriter and rapper, Archy Marshall, brings its twisted, woozy tones to the Tiny Desk.

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Ted Leo

Leo's work has, more often than not through the decades, addressed an anxious world, growing and shifting with it and with its listeners. Seven years after his last solo album, he's turned inwards.

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Walter Martin

Best known for his role with The Walkmen, as a solo artist he makes unabashedly joyful, sweetly innocent and playful music. And only he would arrive with a barbershop quartet.

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Moses Sumney

The Los-Angeles-based force of nature, one of the most inspired talents of today, shows off a spontaneous side at (and around) the Tiny Desk.

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Phoebe Bridgers

Her songs come laden with finely detailed observations about hypnotherapy, Jeffrey Dahmer and everything in between. They receive a languid, impeccably-phrased performance at the Tiny Desk.

David Greilsammer performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

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David Greilsammer

With a knack for cunning juxtapositions, the adventurous pianist stitches together a baroque sonata, a slice of French serenity and a quirky portrait of a mysterious barn owl.

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Ledisi

In person, the master R&B vocalist impresses not just with her exquisite artistry, but with her radiant spirit of contentment and grace. Just ask her makeup artist.

Billy Corgan performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 17, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

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Billy Corgan

Billy Corgan, complicated frontman of The Smashing Pumpkins, has had a tumultuous decade-and-a-half. His visit to the Tiny Desk, with a string quartet backing him, was anything but.

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Benjamin Booker

Benjamin Booker has a deeply tender voice that, at times, can feel like a whisper But it always cuts to the heart.

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Now, Now

The band has new tools in its arsenal, but even in a stripped-down Tiny Desk performance, its focus on tiny moments between people just outside of love is as sharp as ever.

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Aminé

The Portland artist with the most mispronounced name in hip-hop puts on an unforgettable performance.

Mynabirds performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 19, 2017. (Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR)Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

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The Mynabirds

Singer Laura Burhenn is joined by Jessica Lea Mayfield and the Umoja Choir for songs inspired by the political and cultural upheaval of 2016.

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Ani DiFranco

With the help of a backing band that includes Ivan Neville and Jenny Scheinman, the iconic singer-songwriter plays three songs from across her tough and uncompromising career.

Wyclef Jean performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 11, 2017. (Christina Ascani/NPR)Christina Ascani/NPRhide caption

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Wyclef Jean

The hip-hop statesman walked through our doors greeting and charming anyone within arm's reach. Once in front of an audience, he was in attack mode, including a unique rendition of his signature hit.

The Nate Smith Band performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 14, 2017. (Christina Ascani/NPR)Christina Ascani/NPRhide caption

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Nate Smith + KINFOLK

The drums take center stage at this Tiny Desk. Watch veteran jazz percussionist Nate Smith dazzle the NPR audience in a transfixing performance.

Gracie and Rachel perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 5, 2017. (Niki Walker/NPR)Niki Walker/NPRhide caption

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Gracie and Rachel

Gracie And Rachel mix piano pop with darker, classic violin arrangements to make songs full of mystery and tension. They're joined in this Tiny Desk performance by percussionist Richard Watts.

The Roots featuring Bilal perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 19, 2017. (Claire Harbage/NPR)Claire Harbage/NPRhide caption

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The Roots Feat. Bilal

Yes, it happened. Black Thought, Questlove and the entire crew packed in behind the Tiny Desk to perform a new song called "It Ain't Fair."

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