The option "Translate foreign artist names to English" does not get applied to the album artist in Picard.
Fix proposed for merge at https://code.launchpad.net/~chad-wilson/picard/main/+merge/70809
Edit: Resubmitted merge; had some Pageant/PPK problems with BZR >_<
Monkey-patched plugin workaround prior to Picard release
Merged in http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~musicbrainz-developers/picard/trunk/revision/1169