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I want to play all of an artist's songs that I have, on multiple albums. Making a playlist seems overkill. This was never an issue in iOS 4, as there was a track-shaped option for shuffle play.

Please note that I want something that always works, so simply "pressing play while on an artist's page" won't do the trick as sometimes a song is currently "playing" already.

I'm running iOS 5.1.

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I assume you excluded the only option available. At least that's what I usually do: Navigate to the artist, select "All Songs" and then "Shuffle"... –  patrix Mar 11 '12 at 9:13
    
@Patrix That only worked in iOS 4 and earlier, in iOS 5, there's no option to do that. "This was never an issue in iOS 4, as there was a track-shaped option for shuffle play." –  timothymh Mar 11 '12 at 13:07
    
Hmm, probably I'm not understanding what you want to accomplish. See d.pr/CLmV for a way which works for me in iOS 5.x. –  patrix Mar 11 '12 at 14:15
    
That's where it was in iOS 4, but it's not there on an iPad :( –  timothymh Mar 11 '12 at 14:40
    
Seems to have gone indeed (didn't realize your question was iPad related). –  patrix Mar 11 '12 at 15:05

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Select the artist of choice, then hit the play button. Selecting a song in any of the albums plays only that album.

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Ahem. "Please note that I want something that always works, so simply 'pressing play while on an artist's page' won't do the trick as sometimes a song is currently 'playing' already." –  timothymh Jun 7 '12 at 17:07

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