In a way, albums that get a BNM ranking become immune to obscurity. Five years from now, someone can look back at the list of Best New Albums, and, subconsciously, decide that these albums are the highlights, and that any other album that didn't get a BNM ranking is inconsequential, ordinary, and not worth a listen.
But Sprinter isn't inconsequential or ordinary. It's damn fantastic. Years from now, I want newcomers and explorers to discover this album and decide it's worth their time. ... read more