"Clean" exit from the alphabetical list?

I’ve tried searching on this but if it’s been addressed, my keyword-fu is failing me.

I love the ability to double-tap the center button and quickly skim through a long list to get to what I’m after - but I’m unclear as to how to  exit  the alpha list cleanly. If I click the center button, I’m dropped INTO the album/artist that happens to be selected, which may or may not be the one I’m after. If I click the back button, it does just that and I have to click the center button to get back to the list where I was. I’ve tried everything I can think of, and nothing seems to do what would seem to be the most _ obvious _ thing to do - drop me back into the list I started from.

double tap the center button again to exit out of alpha…