iOS5 iPod app "Artists" tab finally sorts by Album Artist!

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Saladinos, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Saladinos macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I don't know how many of you have had this, but it's been annoying me ever since I got an iPhone 1 that the iOS iPod app groups artists by the "artist" field and not the "album artist" field.

    It's especially annoying because iTunes uses the "album artist" field, which means that when I want to play all my Bonobo tracks from the iTunes store, they're grouped in one "Bonobo" item. iOS used to show three: "Bonobo", "Bonobo & Baja", "Bonobo & Fink".

    Apple's finally fixed it since iOS5 b6 - now the whole album shows up under "Bonobo", and you can just play all :)

    Just thought I'd mention it in case anybody else was annoyed by the same issue.
  2. allmanbrother macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2010
    United States
    Thank You

    Finally someone else who understands this. I would tell people "isn't that so annoying you can't just listen to everything" and they said they didn't get what I was saying.
  3. Mascots macrumors 68000


    Sep 5, 2009
    Yes yes! I noticed this on my iPhone earlier.

    Best. Options. Ever.

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