I highlight all the The Black Keys songs, I edit -> sorting, click the boxes, hit save. The box closes. I reopen the box, and it has not saved. I do not know why that is happening.
And if it does work, I understand the power and flexibility of the Sort feature, but it feels like something the player should do for me. Especially since the feature is already present. I'm just asking for more granularity on an existing feature. The Custom Sort feature seems useful for something like Prince or another symbol-related artist or song. Not for ignoring leading "The"s. That is something the software should do for you. And the software agrees because it does do it for you. I'm just asking for granularity.