Is there a method to manage the sequence of Albums within a Folder. I have one album for each year of pictures and I want the most recent one to show first
Currently there's no way to choose the order - they're ordered alphabetically. So you need to come up with a creative album naming scheme!
If you want to highlight recent photos or albums, you could use the Photo Album includelet, e.g., like they do on the homepage of this Voice site.