Please use round album covers

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I think it would really fit the new design to also have rounded album covers, just like all other images on this brilliant new design!
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Posted 4 years ago

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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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Lol.
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Mike Bedar

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This is not a problem; it's a suggestion - learn to categorize. 
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you ever tried playing a square album? (A.K.A. - LP) - actually I think a compressed zip file with the artist name and title would represent the new designs' " innovation" much better
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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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What a ridiculous suggestion. Album covers are squares, they should stay squares.
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Alin

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I'm pretty sure that the OP was sarcastic...
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Tape

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I wouldn't trust last.fm staff to understand sarcasm.
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some of us take the effort to print out the covers in the best resolution possible, cut the corners and scan them again!
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sarcasm is just a different way of expressing an agreed upon truth
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Rumour has it that they are thinking of round tasteometers, too.
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sparkrin

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What is a taste-o-meter? Can you eat that?
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gnosyak

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It used to be round, but they fixed it because of people's request. I think album covers should be square..
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maybe they fix it when 'beta  is over is 2020
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Afezeria

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Is this person serious? This site is already as not likeable as it is. I am actually willing enough to accept the new interface, if it wasn't for the missing genre tags that let me see what people like to listened to or to see what their favorite genre is.
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I love when people don't understand sarcasm.
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Afezeria

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My post isn't meant to contained anger either. I was simply asking. Calm down a tune. Then again, you are the grumpy cat!
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Hey, my comment wasn't meant to be offensive. It was a simple statement.
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No, I don't think so. I personally think the triangular shape would complement many album covers. Take "The Dark Side of the Moon" for example:

 

Just follow the lines!
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Marc-Alexandre Duchesne

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Haha.
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popisbeautiful

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Under Consideration !!
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Maria Luiza

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please make the design like notepad, its clean and edgy, no pics just text bc its tReNdY
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I want tesseract album covers, is it possible?
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Yeah, But you know that sooner or later they would round off the corners to make a Hyper Sphere.
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sparkrin

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Please use round album covers.

I think it would really fit the new design to also have rounded album covers, just like all other images on this brilliant new design!
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Yeah! We will start from round and then...
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OMG, you're a genius.

Only dogbone-shaped covers for me, please!
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Definitely deserves inclusion in the To-do-do list
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SillyMusicLover

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But I would insist on egg-shaped covers
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Artur Ost

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All 4 U!
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LOL
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Paul Celan

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BONE SHAPED ALBUM COVERS! THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE IS ALL ABOUT!
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BenyoBoy

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WHAHAHA, Oh my God, you cracked me up in tears, it's awesome! :D :D
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Jaimie Rain

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Sign me up for a Trapezoid
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Jaimie Rain

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Sign me up for a Trapezoid
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Oh god, I'm in tears too. So beautifully horrifying.
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New design ain't be brilliant nor the idea is! Round album covers, jesus christ - why commit another sacrilege?!
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Breathe out - it was a joke!
People are definitely lost their sense of humour :/
Oh, dear... I feel that apocalypse is near! Humanity doesn't have any chances to survive!
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Round? Are you kidding me? Trapezoidal covers are where it's at!
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Jaimie Rain

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Oh you beat me to it. I thought I was the first to make a Trapezoid comment. Here I was thinking I was witty and original
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please dont give them this idea x.x
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I'm curious, it says in the settings that the profile image will be displayed in a circle only in most places.



I don't believe I've seen anything but circles (except the weirdy cropped square in the app).
Has anybody?
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Nope, but remember there's an update coming up. And it should be a big one. At least that's what they've told us.
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Surprisingly, my avatar when being cropped looks pretty decent
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SillyMusicLover, do you mean that everybody should use your avatar? This is ridiculous!
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It's a very strange conclusion. I can tell you wat i mean. I mean, my avatar, that I have used for years, looks surprisingly good even when it is rounded. That is what I mean.
You should not use my avatar. Because this is ridiculous.
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Please stop giving them bad ideas :-)
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Hehe.... I admit I just did not noticed that album covers are still square, until I read this thread :-)

So it seems that they actually CAN have square images on the new interface, right ?

Well, dear last.fm stuff:  WHY DON'T YOU DO IT ?!? (change back round images to square ones all over the place)
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Round covers are so 5 minutes ago, what about rhombus shaped covers?
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You guys are all so 2D. I want to see one- or three dimensional covers.
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I think there are more important priorities they need to address like... the entire site!
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Wow that is a good idea!! The whole site in one big round view, just a large circle as big as your browser window will fit.
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YES! Like the wheel of fortune, just spin your way through the site mwahahaha.
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This thread is awesome! At least something to smile at.
Personally, I think custom shaped images should be available to subscribers only. That would count as a wonderful new feature worth paying for.
Ah, there should be a store as well, surely it won't be limited to tshirts. I'd buy myself a nice new old site design. Oh wait.. wait. Maybe that's what it's all about, what a sinister plan!
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Well, looks like the most people in this thread have a good sense of humour :)
I think that even this awful design that we have now can be changed a little bit.
Just did some idea with Photoshop's help. Don't judge too much - the statistics is wrong and made just for the look. I don't like at all that info showed up on the covers and artist pictures but I doubt that it will be ever removed.

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If someone still doesn't know - click on the picture to see the full size!
Oh, and I think that "minutes" at Recent Tracks can be painless cut off to just "min"
"12 min ago" instead of "12 minutes ago" will give more space for track title - yeah, I know that it's only a 4 symbols but anyway...
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I was surfing and suddenly...
Please tell me this is a joke! "Not planned"? Really?
Screenshot made on smartphone, browser is Chrome, no extensions. WTF
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What browser? Maybe you have "use full version" option on.
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Oh dear god, I'm crying here. THEY IMPLEMENTED THAT! Of ALL the things they got feedback for, all the suggestions for changes, THIS IS THE ONE THEY ACTUALLY DID.

I just can't
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It must be some kind of virus! I just opened Pinterest and look what I found:




THE ROUNDED EDGE THAT, OBVIOUSLY, WASN'T THERE BEFORE
What is going on?!

Everyone, put on your virtual respirators and browse safely.
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@Claw Nothing new.
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Should be fixed with the site update from today, see announcements.
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I'm curious which way it's going to be. Will they make all mobile covers square? Or desktop round? I would bet 25% on each option. Other 24,5% on each of Nikolai's suggestion. And still 1% on egg-shaped.
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Holy shit! Just checked other albums. They are all round on mobile!
Well, I guess I won't be suggesting any improvements im a sarcastic way any more. Beware what you say my friends. Be responsible.
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Round for me too, on my Windows 8.1 Phone and iPad.

Imagine what could have been accomplished with the development time that was invested in these small, silly changes that offer no improvement over the original design.
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I would rather have them egg-shaped than round. Seriously.
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Because I'm a perfectionist, I don't confess semi-absurd. I'm for absolute, perfect absurd.
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Desktop version is still square, mobile is all round. So funny, it really can't get worse now, seriously. I totally subscribe to the idea of wonderful, perfect absurdity.
There, have another idea on how to "improve" things on user pages. Need. More. Circles.
I'm dying here.
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@SillyMusicLover

Haha. Yeah if you're going to make an absurd change, no half measures. Go all the way with it!

Forget album pictures, let's have some text instead - maybe in a randomly selected foreign language. But rearrange the letters to create an anagram then market it as an "interactive puzzle". 
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There can be no half measures. Everything must be circular. All hail hypnoflag.
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I wish this was an attempt at a joke from their part but knowing how incompetent they are, it's probably just another screw up. Nevertheless, still funny as hell.
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Why are album covers round on mobile? This isn't funny.
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Yeah, it's really bad idea for album covers being round.

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