Are there any music/audio players that let you sort the albums by the year? So for example:

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Sort the albums seen in this view by the year. Oldest first or newest?

In short the lack of sorting in any of the Music players that I am aware of have this feature.

Bonus points as well if it lets me view the album art view.


Most music players let you sort your music library by the album year if that was included in the meta-tags of your files.

Often it is only a setting to be made in the application's preferences. For Rhythmbox the menu Edit > Preferences > General Tab will open below box for ticking "Year" to add a "Year" (or any other choice) column to the library browser window:

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My favorite player Guayadeque will open the menu to define columns for sorting on right click on the top bar of the library window:

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With Guayadeque you can also sort the album view ascending or descending by year:

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  • Fantastic! Thank you very much. Now I will try to address the album art view :) – Jamie Hutber Apr 6 '17 at 16:54
  • Interesting, so there is no way to always first order by track and then by year. I would like the newest albums at the top, then of course the albums to be in order also :D I have updated the question to make it more relevant also. – Jamie Hutber Apr 6 '17 at 17:02
  • @JamieHutber I dunno about Rhythmbox but Guayadeque is quite versatile. I update my answer with a shot from album view sorted by year. – Takkat Apr 6 '17 at 18:25
  • Fantastic, I will try it now :D – Jamie Hutber Apr 6 '17 at 20:58

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