simple question about organizing albums by year in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by okrelayer, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    ok. I just want to list all of my albums by specific artists (or all of them for that matter)

    ok this is a screen shot of it just typical


    then heres a screen shot of it listing by year


    notice the tracks are backwords now, not 1-10. but 10-1. Which would be a pain to listen to. Any simple solution to this?
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That won't work. It will sort them by year, regardless of artist, album, track, etc.

    Unfortunately, iTunes doesn't provide for multi-criteria sorting. When you sort by any field, it throws out any other sorting previously done.
  4. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    damn. I just wanna sort all of my albums by year when browseing diff artists. There HAS to be a better way!
  5. grapemac macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2008
    The best solution I can come up with is the method I use.

    1. Use Grid view.
    2. Choose to sort by Albums.
    3. Ctrl-Click the Albums/Artists/Genres/Composers menu.
    4. Select Group Albums.
    5. In the Sort Albums menu which also appears, choose By Artist in the first pane and By Year in the third pane.

    Of course, this only displays a grid view of your entire music collection sorted by artist in year order. It does not allow you a list view (where all tracks are visible) of all albums by a single artist in year order.
  6. tkermit macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2004
    Just click twice on the leftmost part of the 'Album by Artist' column header to switch to 'Album by Year' sorting. It will sort first by artist and then by year of the album, as well as respect the song order within individual albums.

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  7. okrelayer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2008
    wow, thanks so much! (grr now i have to make sure all of my years are in and correct now LOL)

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