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Lately, I've come across a couple of albums which don't appear to be on Spotify at first glance... But actually are there. They just don't show up in search.
One is The Great New Zealand Songbook, a compilation. On both Android and the desktop client for Windows, searching "The Great New Zealand Songbook" (even dropping "the" and the last letter, which for some reason seems to sometimes return more relevant results) only turns up playlists with that same title. And then if you open the playlist... Most of the songs are indeed from an album titled The Great New Zealand Songbook. And of course from there you can open the album using the three dots menu and "go to album".
The same thing happens with Super Black Market Clash, by The Clash. Only playlists show up in search, but at least one of the playlists has tracks from the album, which can be opened from there.
For all I know I'm missing albums which are neither searchable nor in identically-titled playlists. Or even artists and tracks.
What's happening here, and is there an easier way to find these un-searchable albums?
I registered and am still located in New Zealand but have also used the Android client on trips to the US, if that matters.
Solved! Go to Solution.
I inadvertently restart the app every day, when I switch off my devices. This does not solve anything.
However, I've solved the problem. It turns out that if you disable "show unplayable tracks", it hides not just unplayable tracks, but also any album that has at least one unavailable song. Even if every single other song on that album is available. Which isn't how I'd expect that setting to work, especially for albums like The Great New Zealand Songbook, where 62 songs are on Spotify and only a couple aren't.
Anyway, re-enabling "show unplayable tracks" solved the problem -- even though the problem was with playable albums. Oh well.