iTunes 10 Grid View won't sort properly

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bigwig, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2005
    In either of the list views, selecting "Album by Artist/Year" works as you'd expect, for example:

    Artist         Album                  Year
    Badlands      Badlands                1989
    Badlands      Voodoo Highway          1991
    Badlands      Dusk                     2000
    but when I select Grid View, even though "Album by Artist/Year" is also selected, these albums are sorted "Badlands/Dusk/Voodoo Highway" i.e. by Album, ignoring the year. How can I get iTunes to honor my sorting preference?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    iTunes uses 4 fields to determine sorting/grouping of albums:
    • Album
    • Album Artist
    • Sort Album
    • Sort Album Artist
    As long as there is matching information for those fields in all tracks, albums should sort properly. For years, make sure all tracks of the album have the same value in the Year tag.

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