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You can't please everyone all the time, but this update is pleasing nobody. In an attempt to look modern and futuristic, this just looks cluttered and absolutely pulled out of proportions.
Let's start with the dimensions. I use a 1366x768 monitor and I have to zoom out to 75% in Chrome to make the website look at least somewhat presentable. What is up with the big and pompously obvious images? Where is the sleek design, the ability to overview your entire page in one simple, clean look? It just doesn't work for smaller monitors or laptops, and not everyone has a 24" monitor, you know?
Second, why switch to "title — artist", instead? This way, your list does not align if you are listening to the same artist for a while. Tell me, what looks cleaner, this:
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant SongOr this:
Led Zeppelin - Friends
Led Zeppelin - Celebration Day
Led Zeppelin - Since I've Been Loving You
Led Zeppelin - Out On the Tiles
Immigrant Song - Led ZeppelinThe answer is very clear, I'd say. Obviously the first option is the neat and correct way to present a tracklist. I don't know what it's been changed for, rebellious attitude?
Friends - Led Zeppelin
Celebration Day - Led Zeppelin
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
Out On the Tiles - Led Zeppelin
There are a lot more issues, and I'd like to address all of them. Another one I have found is circular imagery. Why? The entire community has spent years and years perfecting the system for image rendering, and this worked perfectly for the square images we had. You are aware of bands and groups, yes? This means a picture will contain more than one individual, and with these circular images most of them will fall out of the picture. Another working feature, ruined.
More for you. A lot of people have added artists to their libraries for future reference. You were able to add these artists without having to scrobble actual songs from them. All artists with zero scrobbles have been deleted from people's libraries. What if you forgot a name, or what the artist looked like? All of people's search has been for nothing, and with this I'd like to address something else as well, namely that it is becoming increasingly difficult to discover new artists with this system. Recommended artists show only ten features and the information on them is scarce when giving it a quick first glance.
Some other issues I don't want to go into further detail with, but I suppose you can figure out these faults by yourselves:
No more journals.
No more neighbours.
No more groups.
No more top listeners.
No more customization of top artists.
No more album art display when currently listening to a song.
No possibility to choose how many tracks or artists will be displayed.
Can't sort lists by alphabet.
Low resolution top album banner (why is this necessary?)
No about section.
This is what I and my friends have currently found that we will dearly miss about Last.fm.
What people want is a clean-looking database of what they have listened to. It was fancy as it was, and if it isn't broken, don't try and fix it. Actually, the broken features were things we would have loved to see restored, like a proper option for fixing tags, a proper option to scrobble cached tracks, or the ability to choose your own photo if an artist shared a page with another. That was pretty much... everything, that needed to be fixed? You have now broken an almost flawlessly working system. And we are very upset and disappointed.