4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2010 8:53 AM by pcurtis69
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Several albums I have loaded onto my iPod do not show up in the Albums list. The strange thing is, is that they are on the iPod because I can search for the tracks and they are available on the iPod.

At first I thought they might be compilation albums, but I checked and they're not. I'm not sure why this is happening.
I have the latest version of iTunes and my Ipod classic has the latest firmware.

Any help would be appreciated

Custom, Windows 7
  • the fiend Level 5 Level 5 (7,725 points)
    Presumably you do have an album name entered for each of the tracks on these albums? When the track is playing, the song title is on the first line (of the iPod's display), the artist is on line two and the album name is on line three.

    Is there anything special about the album names? Names beginning with a number digit will be placed after the letter z. Also, names in the Greek alphabet will be after z but before numbers! (I only happen to know as I have some Greek music on my iPod.) What about asterisks, question marks and so on? Perhaps there is a leading space _in front_ of the title, which might place the album out of alphabetical order.

    What happens if you look at the album list in iTunes, in alphabetical order? Do they show up in the correct place?

  • michaelrattray Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problem with my new 160gb Classic. I always use the Artists menu to play songs/albums. My Artists menu only shows artists A-W. There are also other artists missing off the menu. I can find a few under the Albums menu but not all.

    I sent my ipod back to Apple but they couldn't find any fault, so I'm not sure what to do now.

    Have you had any success?
  • pcurtis69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You should check that your Album has not been added as a compilation. This would cause it not to appear in the Album list.
  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (54,490 points)
    For missing artists see Missing Artist or Album not with others by same artist.

    For missing albums, adding to Phil's comments above, check the value of *Sort Album* as this is another property that can make an album appear in an unexpected place.