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Fall back to ARTIST for tracks with missing ALBUMARTIST


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I would like to use the album artist tag to browse all artists in my library (from non-VA releases).

It appears that the album artist view only lists all artists that explicitly occur in the ALBUMARTIST tag.

I think it would be much more convenient if the view also listed all artists that are shared by an entire album with no ALBUMARTIST set. A lot of desktop players do this, unfortunately the functionality seems a lot less common on mobile.

Having to use the artist view is annoying because it's clogged by a million one-track artists from VA releases - although at least Poweramp lets you see the number of tracks per artist at a glance.

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Yes, that's how it currently works, on the assumption that if you are specifically looking at Album Artist tags, that is presumably what you want to see rather than Track Artists. Any missing ones get put into an 'Unknown' sub-area, in the same way that happens with all other categories - Albums, Genres, Years, etc.

However I do agree it would be a nice option to be able to fall back to Artist where the Album Artist tag is missing in any places when Album Artist is displayed. A lot of album files where the Track Artist tags are identical still don't necessarily bother populating the Album Artist tag. It's fixable with a batch tag editor, but a bit of a faff having to check it again with every new album you add.

Andre

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