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How to browse through a large music collection efficient.

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This is something being bugging me for quiet a while now.

What is the  best way to show a large collection of music?

Currently it’s done in several ways:

Using list/treeviews:

  1. By filesystem.
  2. By artist/album.
  3. By (configurable) tag. (f.e. gmpc lets you browser it by genre/artist or year/artist/album)
  4. Media center style.  (example)
  5. Cover Flow. (example)

But what is the best, most intuitive way to let users browse there music collection??

I still haven’t figured it out, everyone has it’s advantages, disadvantages.
If anybody has suggestions?