AllMusic: New Features and Design

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Based on your feedback and the growing need for a better mobile experience we've been making some changes to AllMusic. The new features were out in beta for the past month, we've gathered some feedback, squashed some bugs and now the new features are available on our site you want to check them out.

http://www.allmusic.com

AllMusic: Back in Blue

New Look and Feel
We wanted to give AllMusic a cleaner look, and move away from some of the dominant white spaces that many users talked to us about. We've returned to the familiar AllMusic blue color, developed a sharp new logo, narrowed the page width a bit for users with smaller browsers and really tried to lay out the pages in ways that offered the information cleanly with a modern presentation.

The Site Works on Your Phone
Whether you're visiting us from your computer or smartphone, our new design is made to fit your current screen size. Now you can look to AllMusic.com any time you need to get music info on the go.



Lyrics
Does your buddy think the lyrics to Bad Moon Rising were "There's a bathroom on the right"? AllMusic can settle that debate – we're now offering lyrics on our song pages.

"All" View in Artist Discographies
Wish you could view ALL of an artist's recordings? Now you can, using our "All" view in the discography tab. Singles, EPs, Compilations and Videos will all be displayed in one complete list.



Overview Pages
Now when you land on an artist page or a genre page, AllMusic offers an overview of selected albums and related artists to explore, giving a feel for what that band, musician or musical style is all about at a glance.

Recording Dates for Albums
Whenever possible, we're displaying the dates that an album was recorded.

More Descriptive New Releases Page
We've added our headline reviews and an "Editors' Choice" flag to albums in the Featured New Releases page, giving you more info about which albums to check out each week.



Plus an RSS feed for our Blog, more places for album ratings and user ratings, being able to rate albums from our hover-over tooltip, a Google+ page, and many more tweaks and speed improvements to get the pages to load faster.

Please take a look and let us know what you think here on our GetSatisfaction page or by filling out our site feedback survey.

Thanks as always,
Your Friends at AllMusic
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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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James MacDougall

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I'm certain that every decision was made consciously, but it doesn't mean that they are effective decisions.The left right shift of the navigation is clunky. There are better visual ways to make these distinct. I would hate driving a car where the dashboard suddenly shifted to the left or right depending what street I was on. After using this sit since 1997 I have to say this is the worst incarnation so far.
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James MacDougall

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I should add I'm not here just to complain. I like the new logo and the colour scheme. The addition of lyrics is added value too.It's mostly the arrangement of the layout that I'm finding unappealing as well as that useless (in my opinion) Overview page.