This idea features the albums jumbling around into groups or order depending on which sort is selected.
The user could also click on the albums themselves to reveal information relating to the album and the selected sort.
This idea has the albums sorted by location on the United States map.
Initially all the albums would be grayed out until the user selects a sort. Once selected, albums that are in that group would become highlighted. The user could then click on the album to reveal a new window with information about the album.
After some very good feedback during a group crit today with Kate, Tom, Jessica, and Carly I am going to work on combining these 2 directions by using the sorts from idea #1 in idea #2 and only using the map in the LOCATION sort.