Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

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Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

Mike_Tipp
Casual Listener

Hi, When I look at my Library (my Library, not online Search) and select Artist. Then if select any Artist, say Bob Dylan. I have 30+ Dylan albums in my library. Say I want to listen to the album 'World Gone Wrong'. Currently (iPhone), when I go to Library->Bob Dylan, I am presented with a list of ALL Dylan's songs, in album alphabetical order, along with showing me what album the song is on. But I want to listen to the album 'World Gone Wrong', but maybe I don't know that yet, maybe I'm just scrolling. BUT the point is, when I select Artist-> I should see a list of that Artist's ALBUMS. Not a list of every single song by that Artist. Back 30 years ago, when I'd look at records or CDs, I'd see all Albums by an artist. I didnt have a music shelf full of 100s of singles. I'm with Spotify over a year now and I'm honestly flabbergasted that this isn't available. To play my World Gone Wrong album, I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll, instead of just scroll and scroll, through ALBUMS NOT SONGS, Two or three scrolls, there's my World Gone Wrong album, happy days. I look forward to any reply. Thanks Mike

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Re: Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

Rock Star 16
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Hey @Mike_Tipp, welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

Could you attach a screenshot?

Usually if you go to an artists page in Spotify and expand their discogrphy everything is organized in albums, singles etc.

 

Keep me posted :)

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Re: Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

Mike_Tipp
Casual Listener

Hi Loxer, thanks for your reply. Please see attached screen shots. Pic 7792 shows the artists in my library, 7793 shows the screen when I click on Bob Dylan. You can see here that ALL Dylan's songs are listed. So if I want to scroll through albums, I have to scroll and scroll and scroll and scroll. What I strongly feel I should be presented with in pic 7793 is a list of Dylan's ALBUMS. 

I hope this helps.

Mike

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Re: Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

DwayneB
Regular

Mike I am with you 100%.  Have had Spotify about a year, and until a recent change liked the interface pretty while.  Since the change the  feature you are seeking has disappeared.  Of course you should be able to sort within an artists's albums that you have in your library AT THE ALBUM TITLE LEVEL alphanumerically and by date of release at a minimum.   I usually listen to an artist by album (old or new).  Now the only way to find that album is to search for it again - every single time - or to scroll through thousands of albums until you get lucky.  It is absolutely ridiculous and I am actively looking at competitors.

Re: Sort my LIBRARY by Artist and then by Album

Mike_Tipp
Casual Listener

Hi Dwayne, just last night I traded tweets with Spotify over this. They confirmed it can’t be achieved but said they’ll pass it on for consideration. I took a trial subscription with Apple, who does support this functionality. However I felt the way Spotify handles genres and their playlists were better e.g. coffee table jazz, relaxed jazz, blues classics etc. I didn’t see the same suggestions etc from Apple. It’s ridiculous the way they have it. Let me know how you go with the change. Mike

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