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[Your Music] Creating "Collections" of Albums

I have an idea that could make using Spotify better for people who put a lot of effort into managing their music libraries (and for everyone else as well).

 

Collections menu in Your LibraryCollections menu in Your Library

 

The idea is simple: Being able to create collections or lists of whole albums. Of course you could just add albums to regular playlists but then it just adds the songs separately, which is messy, so you can't easily see which or how many albums are there in the list or checking if there are missing songs.

 

You can add and remove whole albums to collections, much like songs to playlistsYou can add and remove whole albums to collections, much like songs to playlists

 

By having album collections we could easily see which albums are added to them and it would make it quicker to select certain albums for downloading by toggling the download button of a collection containing them. We could also re-order the list of albums quicker than re-ordering a simple playlist of consecutive albums broken down to songs.

 

This would also make it possible to listen to certain albums in a specific or even random order without having to add every album to the queue one by one.

 

You can download/un-download every album in the collection with one tap, you can also either play the albums in order or shuffle them, or even shuffle all songs within the albumsYou can download/un-download every album in the collection with one tap, you can also either play the albums in order or shuffle them, or even shuffle all songs within the albumsAdding or removing albums from collectionsAdding or removing albums from collections

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Updated on 2018-10-03

Hey folks,



 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea!



 

We're marking this idea as 'Not Right Now' for the time being, as this isn't something we have any immediate plans to implement. We appreciate you sharing your thoughts, and we'll continue to pass these along to the right teams.

 

If we do have any new info to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.

 



Thanks.

Comments
carlosgoyeneche

It's amazing how they haven't implemented it yet as it is an essential part of collecting, listening and sorting music, hopefully very soon

dorianturgot

I never found a really good solution to organize my albums so I created my own website that lets you create playlist of albums.  

 

You don't have to create an account, you only need to connect using your Spotify Account, you can even share your playlists with your friends that don't have Spotify 👍

 

https://albumsortify.fr 

brianhancill

Have a cigar dorianturgot. That's really good. I just used to your site to create a list of 40-plus favourite albums in about 25 minutes. I like the way you can sort them by release date, even down to the month and day.

 

If I could change one thing it would be to get red of the repeated red minus buttons to remove albums. Could that not be made part of the functions offered by the Edit button?

 

And if I could make a feature request at this earlier stage, it would be allow an image upload to represent each list instead of a sold colour.

 

Thank you again!

Paulo23

For me it worked well too. Thank you very much for your effort and dedication! 

dorianturgot

Thanks brianhancill!

 

I already thought about the idea of custom images for the lists thumbnails but it's not my priority for now.

 

However I agree for the repeated delete buttons, I will look into that, that's a great idea!

TomBomTheMason

I don't understand how this still isn't a thing. This would be an amazing feature, as managing large amounts of albums right now is really not a great experience to say the least.

carlosgoyeneche

Exactly, it's hard to explain how "professionals" in this business aren't able to see this as something important. 

janfijolly

It would be nice to be able to create folders to classify the albums or playlists that we save in our library. I have a lot of albums in my library and it's tedious to find the one I want. I would have had folders by theme for example ('Rock', 'Jazz', ...), the search and classification would be simpler.
THANKS.

 

Berkc

It is sooo lame that this is not a thing

carlosgoyeneche

I really don't know why they're overlooking this if they say they're working to improve the experience. Being able to make album collections is a must before trying to implement any other ideas. It's fundamental stuff