Forgot to mention, registered on the community site to post this - the update really is that bad.
Again, maybe this works for some folk and good for them but for others it doesn't so how about letting people choose. Yeah blah blah codebase and extra effort etc but it's that or a growing list of really unhappy punters.
What about the artists/albums sections not being alphabetical anymore? The only ones that are alphabetical are the ones I follow. I don’t want to follow every artist I have songs downloaded from just to make their albums alphabetical.
I agree with everyon stating that we should be able to choose which UI we would like to use. Sorta like a Configuration preference. We should have an option to use a UI tailored to Music or the new one aimed more towards Podcasts..... or even create a separate app for Podcasts. That way users have the choice between which version they'd like to use.
I understand wanting to update and improve services but people loved the simplicity of the app. It was extremely well laid out and organized. Now that structured layout has been essentially removed.