To make things even more complicated my collection isn't strictly alphabetically ordered. Tom has his own section. "World music" has another section ordered geographically with Sweden as a starting point. Modern jazz is separated from traditional jazz. My Proper box sets have their own shelf, sorted chronologically (that's why I started with Bessie Smith). Large box set which don't fit in my regular cd shelves are placed here and there.
So I'm expecting a lot of variation...
I've tried different approaches to organising my collection. In some respects it makes sense to have for example a jazz section, but then again there will always be crossover albums or crossover artists. It would not feel good to have various albums by the same artist or band in different sections. UGH! So it works up to a point. Or it seems like a good idea until I actually try it and encounter problems.
I've recently decided to have a jazz section in my singles. We'll see how I feel once I've done it.
Still on Dylan by the way, in the LPs. Next up in my CD collection is Biosphere, 90's ambient music from Norway. I wonder how it will feel to hear that after all these years.