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Am probably overlooking something obvious, but how can I get kodi to just show standard "single artist" albums without showing "various artist" compilation albums?

I can go into the music library and click "compilations", which then displays just compilations. Is there a way to do the reverse and exclude compilations and show non compilations instead.
I've tried messing around with smart playlists as I have done for my video collection, but can't seem to find a rule that will work unless I choose mixed as the "type" but then every single song
is displayed seperately and not the album!

In v17 a folder type custom node will do what you want.
Something like:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<node type="folder">
    <label>Albums (No Compilations)</label>
or you can use the node editor addon to create this. See http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=222148 for discussion of custom nodes.

That will show all abums except those that are flagged as compilations. Albums with album artist(s) other than "various artists" can be compilations e.g anthologies, it all depends on how you have tagged them. See http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=290477 for discussion.
Thanks Dave,

Copied your code to an .xml file in library/music folder and it worked like a charm!

Many thanks

I also added this to the node example thread so it helps others.