To appear on this list, releases must meet the following criteria.
01 · Must be a full-length release.
Simple enough; LPs only, for reasons other than trying to qualify all the great demos and EPs released this year would have gutted me—but mostly for that reason.
02 · Must be originally released in 2010.
I hate this rule the most, but it is necessary to preserve fairness and prevent data pollution. Even 2010 re-pressings by the same band or label to a different format are disqualified.
03 · Limit one release per band member per band.