Hiding Tracks from Places other than Albums

It would be really useful to be able to access the hide features from places other than just the album tab. For instance, it would be great to be able to choose an artist, locate potential duplicate albums (for instance a SACD CD-layer only rip and a SACD DSF rip) and hide one of them. If the albums are named identically then they should show up next to each other in the album view, but many of my rips were done at different times and thus aren’t necessarily uniforming named/tags.