This is more like a wide-scale MP3 problem rather than anything else, but how does one best deal with the situation where they're having to put the contents of two albums by different artists with the same album name in one place?
When I download an album, I reorganise the files and folders so that there is just the ALBUM folder, then the contents inside, like this example for a Fleetwood Mac album:
"tango in the night\1 01 FLEETWOOD MAC.mp3"
The album name is in lower case, then each MP3 has the discnumber and tracknumber followed by the album artist in upper case (the case is a personal choice).
But sometimes the situation arises that in the same folder might be another album with the same name, but by a different artist. I figured that I could put them in the same folder and the MP3 tags would "separate" them into their relevant albums with no issue, but it seems that doesn't work at all. It seems that separate folders ARE needed.
In the end, I decided that for two same-name albums, I should put the album artist in brackets after the album name and retag that way, but it looks ugly. What's worse is if I get a new album with the same name as an existing one, I have to go to the other one and retag accordingly, and that's a pain in the arse when all your MP3s are burnt onto DVD-R!
So how does one elegantly solve this problem? Do the albums need to be in separate folders? Do media library/database systems for players insist on this?