Author Topic: how to sort albums by year  (Read 10052 times)

RocknrollPimp

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First let me say MB is the BEST music player by far.
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 I have read some posts and searched forums seemigly to no avail of how to sort albums by year....
Maybe I just do not understand the sorting/filters     :-[
can someone PLEASE help!
I was trying to include a screenshot...  :P
DANG IT

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can peeps see dis?

sorted by Album Artist/Album/Year,but I CANNOT get the year sorted in order to save my life  ???
Last Edit: February 12, 2014, 02:50:58 AM by RocknrollPimp

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sorted by Album Artist/Album/Year

Ah, now that you say that it makes sense.  You need to sort by Album Artist/Year.  Album Artist/Album/Year means that the albums will be put in alphabetical order before any year sorting is applied, which is not what you want.  You can either create a custom sort order (see the Sorting & Grouping link above), or you can do it manually by clicking the top of Artist column, then holding Ctrl and clicking the top of the Year column.
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RocknrollPimp

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groovy
I "TRIED" the sort by album/year?
I have read and trying the methods...
thx 4 taking the time to help me  :)

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I always found it strange that album-artist/year wasn't listed in the
drop-down by default, and that you had to make a custom sort for it.

If you've got a large stack of vinyl or cds, surely the only sensible way of sorting them is by artist, then chronologically?

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I always found it strange that album-artist/year wasn't listed in the
drop-down by default, and that you had to make a custom sort for it.

If you've got a large stack of vinyl or cds, surely the only sensible way of sorting them is by artist, then chronologically?

I agree.  I think it would get a lot more use than just sorting by year.
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i have added in a predefined sort of
Album Artist/ Year/ Album

its in the next v2.3 update


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Having the same problem here, I've made the changes a described but nothing seems to have changed. Does the library need to be re-scanned for these changes to take effect? I don't want to re-scan in fear of messing something up so I'll wait for a reply.   :-\

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What version of MusicBee are you on?  The Album Artist/ Year/ Album sort order has been present since 2.3.
Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 11:26:30 PM by scampbll
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Thanks for the reply,  I'm Using  v2.3.5188  What I'm trying to do is sort all my albums by artist according to year of release ie.. Eric Clapton last release on top and oldest toward bottom but I'm not having any luck so far. I have checked the forum and wiki for answers but nothing seems to work....yet. I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong. Darn "Newbies" !  lol ..

****Update****  I figured it out, thanks for trying to help.
Last Edit: April 08, 2014, 06:57:15 PM by alv117

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i have added in a predefined sort of
Album Artist/ Year/ Album

When this sort is applied, how should tracks with the different year in the same album be sorted either in Album & Tracks view or in Artwork view?
Currently MB sorts them by year, disregarding track #. But shouldn't it sort by track# for tracks inside an album, given that the sort option is meant to sort albums chronologically not the tracks inside an album?