Here are the Little Rock albums we listened to more than any others this year, the ones that meant the most to us and that we’d push on any out-of-towners who asked what was new in the Little Rock music scene. This leaves out dozens of weird and inspiring records by the likes of Wasted Colors, Doc Casino, Chris Denny, BLACK PARTY, Ginsu Wives, Dead Anchors, Lil Futa, Cool Chris, Bombay Harambee, Glittercore, Big Piph and countless others who live in Fayetteville or who we’ve never heard of or who released their album too early in the year for us to remember it. We are sorry to all of them. Despite all the sadness in the Little Rock music scene this year (rest in peace, Gerald Johnson, Larry “Goose” Garrison and T.C. Edwards), it was genuinely fun, too, and it’s only getting better.
Amasa Hines - "All The World There Is"
See Also: Joshua Asante's Guest Mix
Kari Faux - "Laugh Now, Die Later"
See Also: "Exit Interview: Kari Faux and BLACK PARTY"
Jim Mize - "Jim Mize
See Also: "Jim Mize will have another"
The Body - "I Shall Die Here"
See Also: "Off the grid with Matt Werth"
Adam Faucett - "Blind Water Finds Blind Water"
See Also: Adam Faucett's Guest Mix
Bonnie Montgomery - "Bonnie Montgomery"
See Also: Bonnie Montgomery's Guest Mix
Pallbearer - "Foundations of Burden"
See Also: "A Q&A with Pallbearer"
Goon des Garcons - "Meanwhile..."
See Also: "Young Gods of American will have their revenge"
Country Florist - "CF-1"
See Also: Andrew Morgan's Guest Mix
The Coasts - "Racilia"
See Also: The Coasts' Guest Mix