The player has options to view by Artist, Album, Genre, or song. You can dig down one layer in Artist, to albums by that artist, and then a second layer for the songs themselves. The Genre option just drops to a list of every song in that genre, with no further hierarchy. There is also the option to use folder view, which bypasses the database and just looks at the file system directly. I haven't noticed any sort function. When scrolling through a long list, a tiny row of letters appears on the right. I don't really see any use for it, as I can't touch the letters and have the list jump to a spot (touch target too small for my fingers, poorly calibrated, or just non functional - I can't tell). Scrolling does move pretty fast though, which is good.