This year's Battle Of The Albums will have 256 participants. So, I think It will be a good overview on the last year.
The rules for the first round:
32 groups with 8 albums each
you vote for 2 out of 8 in each group
in each group the 2 first proceed to the next phase
when it's undecided who should proceed, i'll toss a coin or something
So here are the groups (Excel managed the randomness):
Three - The End Is Begun
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
The Raveonettes - The Raveonettes
The Fall of Troy - Manipulator
British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?
CocoRosie - The Adventures Of Ghisthorse And Stillborn
Menomena - Friend and Foe
of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
Metric - Grow Up and Blow Away
Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
Sunset Rubdown - Random Spirit Lover
The Cult - Born Into This
The Bled - Silent Treatment
Ryan Adams - Easy Tiger
Charlotte Hatherley - The Deep Blue
Celebration - The Modern Tribe