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Difference between Albums and Albums By Artist

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Hi, could someone kindly enlighten me to the difference between the "Albums" and "Albums by Artist" views in the Library? (The latter is hidden by default but can be enabled from List Options in the Library pane).

As far as I can tell, both views are identical - I can't see any difference between them in terms of their sort order or the info they display. But there must be some difference or they wouldn't both be there.

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Albums are grouped based on just Album tag. Sometimes, thus, music collection can have multiple same named Albums, Albums by Artist groups albums based also on artist, so two different artists with the same album name get 2 entries in the list.

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Ah, okay, that makes sense. So "Albums by Artist" would be the more accurate one to use then. I'm not sure why anyone would want to use the regular "Albums" view then? What advantage is there for that one?

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The regular Albums (which is enabled by default) is there, because it uses the same approach as used stock Android library (and thus, other Android media players).

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