mp3tag not recognizing Album name

I am a total noob, or at least feel that way....

When I try to Tag Sources --> Cover Art -->, mp3tag almost always fails to recognize the Album name I have already input into the ID3 tags v1 and v2 straight from WinAmp. I have preferences to Read both v1, v2 and APE checked under Tools --> Options --> Tags --> Mpeg

It's very annoying that the album is neither picked up by the Cover Art tool, nor does it show on the left pane, unless everything is duplicated into the APE tag.... I find that strange.

Is this a bug?

The tag read priority is APE > ID3v2 > ID3v1. So if an APE tag is present but empty, it will be preferred over an ID3v2 tag and thus will display blanks.