Itunes Sort Albums by artist, by year

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    Thomas421

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    #1
    Is there a way to sort the albums in iTunes first by artist, then by year

    e.g.
    Infectuous Grooves - Groove Family Cyco - 1994
    Infectuous Grooves - Mas Borracho - 1999
    Interpol - Antics - 2004
    Interpol - Our Love To Admire - 2007
    Iron Maiden - Brave New World - 2000
    Iron Maiden - Dance Of The Death 2003

    Because most of the times I'd like to listen to a group's albums but chronologically.

    iTunes nog only gives the option to
    either sort the albums by artists, (and then sorts the albums alfabetically afterwarths)
    or sort the albums by year (and then sorts the albums alfabetically if they have the same name)
     
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    Jolly Jimmy

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    #2
    I was thinking about exactly the same thing earlier today. I'd love to have my music sorted by artist and then year of album, but I've fiddled a fair bit with iTunes and I haven't found a way. Does anyone have any ideas?

    PS Hi from Brussels Thomas421!
     
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    Thomas421

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    #3
    I've found a way that works from tiem to time:
    if you first click on Year
    and then on artist

    it kinda does what I want, but it doesn't work for albums with multiple artists for example (it ignores the album artist setting)

    and: hey from Antwerp
     
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    ntrigue

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    #4
    Create a playlist of that artist then sort by year.
     
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    Jolly Jimmy

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    #5
    I'd thought of that but having hundreds of playlists isn't at all practical.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    #6
    Just click the "Album" sort tab until it changes to "Album by Year". It will sort albums first by Artist and then Year.
     
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    theLimit

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    #7
    I'll confirm this. Just click the "Album" header twice and it changes to "Album by Year". That's how I've had iTunes set up for years.
     
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    Jolly Jimmy

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    #8
    I had no idea about that, thanks.
    But I wish the browser could display other than in alphabetical order.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    #9
    1. View Menu
    2. View Options
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    As stated, in itunes file menu click "view" and then "view options". on the lower option change from title to year. In tearms of compilation albums right-click/shift-click on the album, and change the release date to desired. (many compilation albums don't have a single release date due to individual tracks being released at different points)
    Hope this Helps
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    #11
    Thank you

    I have been trying to figure this one out for a while.
    Thanks so much for the step by step.
    :D
     

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