Suggestions for organizing albums

I'm looking for some ideas on how to index my LP's for quicker browsing and selection. I've tried filing them all together alphabetically and also by categories like Classic Rock, Vocals, Punk, Blues, etc.

Any ideas for categories that make more sense and seem to make browsing easier? I've got some new ideas but wanted to see how others are doing it.

I separate by category and put a tag on the shelf to identify it. Then I arrange the records in alphabetical order within each category. As for category names, that really depends on your music preferances. I think it is more important to physically place your records in a manner that allows you to pull them out without damaging the covers. I had a sheet metal shop make U shaped holders 9" wide. They are not visible in use and they keep a long stack of records from lying to one side creating a lot of pressure.
I just alphabetize mine, with categories mixed. I keep a spreadsheet (alphabetized by arists then sorted by year) so I know what I have when I go the the 'fun' store. I keep the LP order on the storage unit the same as the spreadsheet - I can find what I want pretty quickly. I also have alphabet tabs on my storage unit (Bags Unlimited)to help me locate the 'letter' of the artist quickly.
How many LP's do you have? IMO you definitely want categories. Both for CD's & LP's, I have Blues, rock, classical, jazz. And also "country" for CD's. I also have a Comedy section (!) for LP's. Personally I'd go nuts w/o categories.

OTOH there's nothing wrong with having "current listening" piles or stacks, or even an unorganized seperate group that "you know where they all are".....
My system of sorting is not very good for large collections but I have mine sorted by best albums at the top. My very favorites are on the top shelf. The artists are grouped together. So I have top tier through bottom tier by shelf location. As example Pink Floyd is 4th shelf down and all grouped together. Top shelf (for me) is Mindy Smith, Diana Krall, Jennifer Warnes, Fresh air, etc.
It's a poor sorting system but it works for me. The standards are on top and the obscure stuff goes to the bottom.
Thanx, Russ
Just stick them in anywhere. When you want to play a specific album, you'll have to search for it. While searching, you'll stumble across many you were always just skimming past before, never noticing. Now they get noticed, and possible played.

That's how mine are disorganized.