|Vass (vass) wrote,|
@ 2012-12-23 11:04 pm UTC
|Current mood:||death is not an option|
|Current music:||But you don't really care for music, do you?|
I just want this to happen:
Everyone involved in producing the Gracenote database, everyone involved in making iTunes 11, everyone who supplies the data for Gracenote or iTunes, each of these people gets locked alone in a room with a toilet, a supply of water and MREs, and a computer and a pile of 200 classical music CDs, and an internet connection restricted to connecting to the Gracenote database.
They then have to rip all of these CDs to the computer and convert them to mp3 format.
And THEN they have to do the following small tasks:
1. Make a playlist of all of the albums they just ripped but none of the albums (200 of them also) that were already on the computer.
2. Locate all of the tracks in a given album. In every given album.
3. Document how they did it.
This simple wish brought to you by the fact that iTunes 11 as far as I can tell cannot be sorted just by 'album', not by 'album by artist'. This means that if the metadata Gracenote used when ripping the CD tells you track 1 of My Fabulous Symphony is performed by A Composer, track 2 is by A Soloist and Sir Conductor with Orchestra-in-the-Conservatory, and track 3 is by Conductor with Orchestra but they omitted the soloist, then iTunes 11 will list ALL THREE OF THOSE TRACKS (which are all different movements of the same symphony) as being DIFFERENT ALBUMS.
Now try to listen to 'My Fabulous Symphony'. Try doing it when you have 18 days of music in iTunes because you've been building your classical music collection since CDs existed.