Stephen Thompson en 2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts For weeks now, we've been compiling lists of 2013's best music — <a href="">favorite albums</a>, <a href="">favorite songs</a>, individual staff members' personal Top 10 lists and so on. Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:12:43 +0000 Stephen Thompson 5430 at 2013: The Year In Tiny Desk Concerts Indie-Pop Albums That Make The Cut Are More Than Mere Collections Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>At NPR Music, they're wrapping up the year the best way they know how, with their hotly contested list of their 50 favorite albums of 2013. Now, all this week, we'll get a peak of that list from our in-house experts, including NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson, whose beat is the ever amorphous indie pop, which - Stephen, what exactly is that these days?<p>STEPHEN THOMPSON, BYLINE: I have absolutely no idea. It used to mean accessible but unpopular.<p>CORNISH: OK. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 4468 at Shovels & Rope: Tiny Desk Concert <a href="%20http:/">Shovels & Rope</a>'s presence in the NPR Music offices attracted plenty of interest; many in attendance had long since fallen in love with the husband-and-wife duo's mix of rowdy folk-rock and rootsy balladeering. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:11:58 +0000 Stephen Thompson 430 at Shovels & Rope: Tiny Desk Concert