why do bands that start with the word "the" sorted under the 'T' category now?


why do bands that start with the word "the" sorted under the 'T' category now?


it wasnt like this a few days ago and i do not like it, not one bit


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Rock Star 20
Rock Star 20

Hello @2tonerevolution  and welcome to the Community.


Thanks for reaching us.


Bands with names starting by 'The' are first sorted under The > then sorted by names starting by a number > then alphabetically :


Examples :

The 101ers

The 13th Floor Elevators


The Alan Parson's Project

The Allman Brothers Band


The B-52's

The Band

The Bar-Kays


And so on


It seems to be logical when you scroll a list. But, I agree, that it's different as, for instance, in a record store where artists are ordered alphabetically on the first letter on the name like : Beatles (The), Cars (The), Delfonics (The)... etc.


Hope that will answer your question 🙂


Keep listening





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Gig Goer

The issue is that this used to be the case as of last week, and is how most people are used to sorting their music. There's no reason every artist that starts with The should be sorted to go with Taylor Swift.


The functionality changed in the last week and it's not the way you'd expect artists to be sorted. The same is also being applied to track names and albums, so "A Lesson in Romantics" by Mayday Parade is being filed with A's rather than L's, and "The Bird" by SYML is filed under T's rather than B's.


This needs to be fixed.