I've finally figured out an odd behavior in the "Artist" sort in the Bluesound controller. As documented, it shows and sorts by the "Album Artist" metadata field, but that's not quite the behavior I see. Here's what I see:
1. It makes an "Artist" list from all all Album Artist entries.
2. It looks through the Track Artist fields as well, and if a known Album Artist appears there it adds them to the "Artist" list.
I like this - so, for example, as long as I have one album with "Vienna Philharmonic" in the Album Artist field, all my albums with Vienna Philharmonic in either the "Album Artist" or per-track "Artist" field will end up the Bluesound controller's "Artists" list.
However, if an artist is only listed in the per-track "Artists" metadata, it will not appear in the controller's "Artists" list. So in my case I have lots of entries in the "Artists" list for Vienna Philharmonic, but none for the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra even though I have many albums by both - all my Cleveland albums list composers as the Album Artist (maybe that's a mistake?)
I'm not sure what the correct behavior should be here - but I think my preference would be for the "Artists" list to merge both the Album Artists and the per-track Artists. That said, I suppose that list could quickly become unwieldy in a large collection with poorly curated per-track Artists fields.
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