I've searched this forum for a solution to ignore the article "the" before a band name. I know it could be placed after the name i.e. Animals, The. That to me looks awkward, and not the same as placing last name first. Other than lopping off the article "the" form the band name, is there a way for the program to ignore "the". I've seen other programs (Media Monkey) sort band names with no regard for "the". This would seem to be a "cleaner" way to display a band name.
Also, I've tried doing the last name first, and it works fine. Isn't there a way to sort an artist by their last name, but leave the name as one would say it. If there was a way to select a keyword in a band or artist name at a global level, this could eliminate a lot of sorting issues.
All these things bother me especially when the filename is created from the tags. Backwards names with commas just look dumb and you'd never say it like that. I don't need any flames, if there's a solution, great. If not, I'll just deal with it.