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Agree dumb.
I solved it by ... Greatest Hits [2Pac], Greatest Hits [Radiohead], etc.
That's exactly what I did.
When I browse by album I see each Greatest Hits with the album cover and then artist name under it. No problems figuring out who is who.
Could you take a picture of this and upload to us please. I contacted Sony support and was told the only remedy is to add the artist name after the album title, or anything really as long as they all have different titles. I did what "quadfather" suggested. I'm curios how you found a solution.
 
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This is what I see:

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I use the official album name as found on Allmusic or in Wikipedia. I only change the album name to denote if it's a Hi-Res or DSD album.

So even if I hadn't named Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] for the Journey album, it would still be easy to see that it's different than the Bob Seger Greatest Hits 2 due to the album artwork and the album artist name.

Otherwise if you really want to have them listed as different albums by name the only solution is to retag the album name like Quadfather or NoMythsAudio has done.
 
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This is what I see:




I use the official album name as found on Allmusic or in Wikipedia. I only change the album name to denote if it's a Hi-Res or DSD album.

So even if I hadn't named Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] for the Journey album, it would still be easy to see that it's different than the Bob Seger Greatest Hits 2 due to the album artwork and the album artist name.

Otherwise if you really want to have them listed as different albums by name the only solution is to retag the album name like Quadfather or NoMythsAudio has done.
Well naturally you do as each album has a unique title
 
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This is what I see:




I use the official album name as found on Allmusic or in Wikipedia. I only change the album name to denote if it's a Hi-Res or DSD album.

So even if I hadn't named Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] for the Journey album, it would still be easy to see that it's different than the Bob Seger Greatest Hits 2 due to the album artwork and the album artist name.

Otherwise if you really want to have them listed as different albums by name the only solution is to retag the album name like Quadfather or NoMythsAudio has done.
Greatest Hits 2 is different from Greatest Hits II, so naturally sorted appropriately right. This is no different from the solutions been proposed here.
 
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So even if I hadn't named Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] for the Journey album, it would still be easy to see that it's different than the Bob Seger Greatest Hits 2 due to the album artwork and the album artist name.

Actually, if you any album with the same "album title" it will lump them together if you are scrolling through albums. The best solution I found is to add the artist name in parenthesis. Thanks all for the quick solution.


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There are two Greatest Hits 2 albums, Bob Seger and Journey.

If I hadn't named the Journey album to Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] they would show up as:

Greatest Hits 2
Bob Seger

Greatest Hits 2
Journey

Easy to see they are different albums by the artwork and artist names.

I don't see what the big deal is and why adding the artist name to the album makes a difference.

To each his own.
 
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There are two Greatest Hits 2 albums, Bob Seger and Journey.

If I hadn't named the Journey album to Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] they would show up as:

Greatest Hits 2
Bob Seger

Greatest Hits 2
Journey

Easy to see they are different albums by the artwork and artist names.
But you wouldn't see them separated when scrolling through your albums if the were both labeled as "Greatest Hits 2" they would be lumped together. Try It, name them the same and look for yourself....I'll upload a photo to show.
 
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But you wouldn't see them separated when scrolling through your albums if the were both labeled as "Greatest Hits 2" they would be lumped together. Try It, name them the same and look for yourself....I'll upload a photo to show.
This is what is displayed when both albums have the same album title. Both "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" and "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" have the same album title (greatest hits) Only Greatest hits shows, and "Tom Petty" only displays not both albums, the next page shows them lumped together. Hope this helps.

The reason I first asked is because my AKSE1000 will display albums correctly and separately when albums have the same album title, I just figured Sony would have built a UI that could do the same...


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Woaaaa, that is a steal ! I hope it is real and not some fake stuff. Keeping fingers crossed for you
got 'em today, $149 (free shipping) and also with 8% ebucks ($137 each) also paid with paypal credit, 6 months to pay off...should have bought them all

now to clone the 400GB to 512GB
 
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Why is that when you have 2 albums that have the same album title, searching through albums the WM1Z lumps them together? This is the only DAP I own that does this. Not cool when the "greatest hits" albums come up....Any resolve?
That’s why I use folders as I have it Organized with artists names & Or group with albums of the same title. I never search via albums. I don’t search via song as songs of the same title will come up. So use search via folders.
 
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This is what is displayed when both albums have the same album title. Both "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers" and "The Red Hot Chili Peppers" have the same album title (greatest hits) Only Greatest hits shows, and "Tom Petty" only displays not both albums, the next page shows them lumped together. Hope this helps.

The reason I first asked is because my AKSE1000 will display albums correctly and separately when albums have the same album title, I just figured Sony would have built a UI that could do the same...


That’s a good way to create a playlist with the same album title. Please search via folders I have it organized with solo artists & group name eg Thompson Twins, Culture Club, Richard Marx.
 

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There are two Greatest Hits 2 albums, Bob Seger and Journey.

If I hadn't named the Journey album to Greatest Hits 2 [Hi-Res] they would show up as:

Greatest Hits 2
Bob Seger

Greatest Hits 2
Journey

Easy to see they are different albums by the artwork and artist names.

I don't see what the big deal is and why adding the artist name to the album makes a difference.

To each his own.
Please use Folders & search through artists names that will solve the problem. I have many albums titled the same too with greatest hits etc.
 
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That’s a good way to create a playlist with the same album title. Please search via folders I have it organized with solo artists & group name eg Thompson Twins, Culture Club, Richard Marx.
Why would I search via the folder menu? Really, that just adds more steps, a lot of them, also has limitations...Only lets you sort by artist, both SD card and system storage are separate, no album artwork...I think you missed the point of this thread, but I'm glad it works for you. Speaking for myself, I wish Sony would make a change so that albums with the same title show up SEPARATELY not combined via the album menu. Cheers.
 
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Why would I search via the folder menu? Really, that just adds more steps, a lot of them, also has limitations...Only lets you sort by artist, both SD card and system storage are separate, no album artwork...I think you missed the point of this thread, but I'm glad it works for you. Speaking for myself, I wish Sony would make a change so that albums with the same title show up SEPARATELY not combined via the album menu. Cheers.
It’s easier to search via folders if you have 520gb of music I can find it faster & more efficiently. Than using albums, no I haven’t missed the point I understood what you meant. I was just pointing out an easier way to search music you want to play. As I searched via albums it annoys me going through so many Albums to get to the artist I want to play. I’m talking about clicking folders not clicking on artists.
 

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For those wondering about separating albums with the same album title.
You could edit the "Album Sort" tag, like in mp3tag.
You would have to input into the album sort field "Greatest Hits (BB King)", but keep the album title as "Greatest Hits".
It's under extended tags in mp3tag. If you don't see it, then you can "add field" and add the album sort tag that way.
Then it will show as Greatest Hits in your library while separating each album.
 
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