Is there a way to reorder albums by year while keeping them alphabetical by artist?

Discussion in 'iPod' started by bigslob, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    I know I can do it with grid view, but is there a way to transfer that to the list view?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    You mean order by artist and then year, so that albums for each artist appear in order of release? Clicking on the Album list header until it changes to Album By Year ought to do it.

    Or did you mean by Year and then Artist? Not sure that's possible
  3. macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    List view, sort by year,
    then type in artist name in search.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2008
    That's how I have mine, it kinda takes a while though...Use the "Sort Album" feature under Get Info...Say an artist has three albums
    -Album 1 release date 1999
    -Album 2 release date 2000
    -Album 3 release date 1998

    and you want them in order of year go:
    -(1)Album 3
    -(2)Album 1
    -(3)Album 2

    That's how I did it, hope if helps and isn't too conufsing lol...
  5. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2007
    Check out my post on this here :

    I also use the sort album field to acheive this, although I enter the actual full release dates. This way the artists stay in alphabetical order and I can even search by release date.

    After a bit of fiddling and once you understand the way it works you can adapt this or create your own method to suit your personal needs.


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