Determining whether an album is Studio or Live?

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Quick question here which I've decided to file under "Idea" instead of "Problem", mostly because this is something that was directly available on the old site and, at least I *think*, not available on the new site. And while I first figured this to be a Problem, I wanted to suggest an Idea that would not just bring it back, but improve on the old site.

When perusing an artist's discography, I like to know whether an album is a "real" studio release, as opposed to a live album. On the old site, while this wasn't apparent in the discography listing, one could at least click on the album, and to the left of the review and track listing there was something akin to "Album type: Live". There were a few type options --- live, compilation, EP, etc. It was a mild inconvenience to have to click into the album details to find this out, but at least it was there.

The suggestion for the new site: put the album type in the Discography, to the right of the album title and to the left of what should be the rightmost column (Label). This would be huge because it would allow a person to easily scan the list of album titles, and see which ones were studio, live, etc. In fact, I don't recall the old site even listing "Studio" as a type -- I believe it was assumed to be studio if nothing was mentioned, and then explicit references were made to Live albums. (Compilations and EPs had their own tabs).

Of course, if the "live" information is here on the new site, please let me know. I've scoured both the discography page and the Album Details page, and simply not finding it. Not being able to ascertain whether an album is studio or live is making it quite difficult for me to tell if I have every studio album an artist released (I don't tend to focus very much on live albums or hit packages, unless it's an explicitly live-oriented band such as the Grateful Dead).

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Zac, you can merge this with