Sadly, heard last week Bob Boilen is retiring from NPR Music.

This record collects some strong performances from the Tiny Desk concert series – but really there are so many gems in the series it is just a bit of a taste:

  • The Lumineers – Stubborn Love
  • Brittany Howard – Stay High
  • Black Pumas – Colors
  • Tyler Childers – Lady May
  • The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow
  • Shakey Graves – Only Son
  • Shovels and Rope – Birmingham
  • Kathleen Edwards – Hard on Everyone
  • Daughter – Landfill
  • Yola – I Don’t Wanna Lie

Selections make sense for Magnolia Record Club and fit generally their curation (it was started by Drew Holcombe). Many of their exclusive pressings can also be purchased directly in the Magnolia Record Store – though I don’t think this one is still available.