Weird song listings

July 30, 2009 | categories: Gadgets

My iPod Touch is a great music player. But one of the most annoying inconsistencies in the UI is that it is capable of sorting The Black Parade under "B", but it cannot tell that Minutes to Midnight and Minutes To Midnight refer to the same album. I mean, even my mobile phone (a Sony Ericsson k800i) was able to tell that they are the same album. (And my old mp3 player, and that managed to have album listings including "Nirvana {19}").

This irks me because they put all this effort into designing the listings, to the point of stripping out words like A and The for the sort order, yet that can't handle a difference in case. It seems like someone was doing a bit of a half assed job there.