Maybe the file has multiple embedded covers, and it's picking the one with smallest resolution, is it showing like that in the context and the playing now popup too, or just the background?
What audio format is it?
@deekinblooze Actually, there's already that function. In the playlist, press right click in the song you want, and then click in "Stop after this track".
Ah, and if you are wondering; when you click "Play" again after the track stopping, the playlist will continue playing normally, and the same song won't play over again, like you may think.
@Giedo I get something close to this - assuming that previously you've listened to the full album - and imported stats from amarok - by using a smart playlist and ordering last played with oldest first. Sometimes it skips (doesn't add) some of the tracks though
Totally get the Spotify support vibes. It's a game-changer for many. I've been there, missing some favs on other platforms. However, I prefer spotify, as I can use promote on Spotify. I hope the team considers it!
I've been using the Groupings / Work tags for this for many years. I can't recall exactly where I picked up that tip, but it was from someone else in a tagging related discussion. I use the Groupings metadata as a way to track many things. As you can see from the screenshot below.
Instrumental vs. HasVocal
used in a Soundtrack
Secondary / alternative genres. If Dolly Parton does a Rock album...you can label it Rock and Country and CountryRock.
"Mellow" songs - slower tempo/chill
Original vs. Cover vs. Re-Recording
Orchestra, BigBand, Opera, (not just "Classical")
Top40 - for me, that means it charted on the Billboard Hot 100.
RS500 - Rolling Stone Top 500 songs list
Disco, Dance (usually for R&B songs)
Surf, Garage, HairMetal (usually for Rock songs)
AdultContemporary - charted on the Billboard AC chart
DrumSolo, Guitar - for tracks featuring these prominently
I also have a grouping value I use to indicate I've confirmed/updated the Year field. Personally, I want the year field to hold the original release date of the track...so if it's a greatest hits album or a various artists compilation, the Year field has the original date of the track's release, and I update the album name to include the year the album was released. That looks like this:
Note: there is an "Original Year" field, but many players don't display or support that. This is a system I've been using for over 15 years...
Hope this helps others with managing their collections.