[Your Library] Order/sort albums by release date/year

Status: Not Right Now

Now that the original release year should be available please add an option to the new album view to use it for sorting.



there could be options for at least:





There could be some kind of subtle separator where the artist changes when listing the album covers. Also the release year should be shown in the album images.

Updated on 2018-10-05

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Why on earth, in 2021, is this not a standard feature!?

It's a simple case of adding a date field to the metadata and then letting users sort by that field!


Hey just saying that as a user with music discovery as my Spotify mojo, I'm really into finding and supporting new songs and artists.  This enhancement would save me HOURS of working through my my own discovery playlists.  If only I could sort by release date and then delete everything released prior to whatever date cutoff, I'd be so 😀


this is really a basic to every music library, release year and genre also ! 


someone made this app to sort the music, just a pity you can't see the release date, it only sorts by it :


2 other apps :

have a look , probably usefull for many here ! 



Those apps you mention are only for organizing playlists, not for organizing your library and saved albums.

They are useful, but not for the OP's topic.


Really wish there existed an app to organize your library though.

(Or if Spotify could just implement this extremely fundamental and basic functionality)

Hey there,

My app will organise your library
by release date.

Hope this helps 🙂

Yes, I use your app occasionally and it's great! It's just a pity that it doesn't exist inside Spotify.


Do you know about Spicetify by the way? Maybe the app you built could be adjusted  to a custom app in Spicetify in some way.

This way it would be possible to use it inside Spotify.

It's probably easier said than done though. I haven't been able to figure out how to make my own custom apps on there.


In any case, great job with the app! 🙂


Albums already have a release date.  You can see them under artist's discography.


Option 1) Update "Creator" to include release date, or

Option 2) Add an new option "Creator and release date"





const sorter = (string1, string2) = {
    if (string1 < string2) return -1;

    if (string2 > string1) return 1;

    return 0;

items.sort((album1, album2) => (

    sorter(album1.artist, album2.artist) || sorter(album1.releaseDate, album2.releaseDate)



How embarrassing.



You're causing me anxiety.