We only have the artist name in a title if it is a continuation of other parts of the title. If that makes any sense. Things, such as “The Best of Kripsy” of “Here come The Beatles”, things like that. Unless you can provide artist intent, artist names aren’t to be part of the title.
Makes sense. I can see that it is hard to have “artist intent” when it is a dj mix series unless listing on stores and streaming services counts as intent. I also checked the CD spine and it is listed as LateNightTales:
So I am convinced. But I will give my protest that it will make searching my library much more annoying.
To me it is obvious that LateNightTales is the name of the series.
Not the name of an album.
Each and every album in that series has a discriminating full album title including the artist name.
(or something like: LateNightTales: The Cover Versions)
This is what D. from latenighttales.co.uk told me, as I’ve asked him about what the correct album title is:
"I guess its all subjective … but defiantly the artist name is “Lindstrom” but I guess the album title could be “LateNightTales: Lindstrom” or just “LateNightTales” … whatever fits with your previous tilting of LNT releases :)”
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Personally I use _ for all the illegal characters, but that’s just what I’m used to, probably because foobar was using it when renaming files/folders.
There is another convention, to use the Unicode replacement characters, that is the fullwidth counterparts, e.g.:
I’m not necessarily against changing the way we title the mix/compilation series like LateNightTales, I just wanted to advise caution when making a change that will probably turn into a style standard for cases like these
This is a series and the artist should be in the title, IMHO. I have 13 releases in this series, and there is another, called AnotherLateNight, I have 7 of those. There might be more of them.
I guess the artist is in the title because the content features tracks selected by them… I think those are kind of DJ remixes.
Yeah, there is also LateNightTales presents: …
Those are all great and interesting series.
(I recall them being called ‘The Rolls Royce of compilation albums’ somewhere)
As an added complication, some albums have two versions.
One version that has all tracks (mixes) separately isolated and numbered, and a version with all the tracks faded into each-other as one continuous hour-long track.