Originally Posted by mankvill
1. You can only vote for albums (or EPs or splits) of newly-recorded studio material that was released in the United States in 2009. This should pretty much be a given at this point.
Even though clearly this was intended as 2010, I still think this is an incredibly dumb rule. Should be according to first release date, regardless of where it is in the world. If something came out this week in Europe but won't until January in the US, it should still count.