I use iTunes all the time in the grid view, showing artists. If I click on one, all tracks of this artist are displayed, grouped by albums, sorted after the album name (alphabetically).
Now I click on the table header to sort for year instead and start playing one album.
After the last song of that album has played, the next album that will play is not the next one in the list, but the next one alphabetically.
Album A, 2003
Album B, 2010
Album C, 2005
When playing A, I want iTunes to play C next, then B. But it always will play B, even if I have it sorted after the year.