Subtlety of Sort Order

In a recent update of itunes (before the Apple TV and iphone updates), the sort order changed. My default sort order for my music is by band, both in my master music list and in my “shuffle” playlist. That’s my playlist of the 5,000 songs on my ipod, except the holiday songs and the live tracks that I have downloaded from concert bootlegs. So whenever I opened itunes, or went to my shuffle playlist on my ipod, I saw the song, Me and Guiliani Down by the Schoolyard by !!! (pronounced click, click, click). This is not a song I listen to, but my ipod always starts on this song.

Recently I noticed that the first song is by A.M. and !!! has now moved to bottom of the list. This is not something that bothers me, but I wonder why punctuation came before letters and now they come after.

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