Now that I am using an iPhone, I am kinda forced to use iTunes, which I happen to think is a total piece of junk.
The only redeeming quality of iTunes is that it downloads your album art. I’m sure it does other stuff nice too, but it does so many things poorly that I try to avoid it at all costs.
But now that I am forced to use it, it was really really really ticking me off that it was not grouping songs from the same album into same album group.
These are not some random collection of MP3s, these are all songs from the same single RIP of a single CD, with all the same information in the ID3, and still iTunes can’t figure it out.
See this picture for a good example of this. Feel Good Hit of the Summer should be grouped with all the other ones. Click the image to see a larger view:
So after screwing around with this for a period (way too long), I finally figured a way to get it to work.
Warning: this is dumb.
Edit the song that is not getting merged (the first one). Change the album title to something stupid like “X”. Save it, then change it back to what it should be.
Then iTunes will finally merge the songs into 1 album.