If the CD is a compilation CD, I name all the Artists the same and then have the album artist represent the artist of each individual song.
I presume you do it this way so that you can quickly sort by artist, but it is semantically hideous. foobar2000 makes this simple as %album artist% will map to artist if metadata for album artist does not exist in the file.
I do it because I can sort by artist yes but also because thats the way itunes reads it. Itunes has no way to view by album artist rather than artist unless its "Sorted by Artist" which also causes problems.
Everything should be doable. In particular :Provided with foobar core is an Album List (foo_albumlist) which gives quick access to Media Library Content with customizable tree viewYou may also have a look at the facets third party component which is also highly configurable and enables browsing by cover art.
it would be best to just start out with your own configuration, if you want to get the most out of foobar2000.