I propose to you this idea, which I think can be very useful: I found the current view (with the large icons) a little disturbing. I'm following more than 200 artists and have stored lots of albums, honestly it is very difficult to find an artist, without having to stir the whole list to find it.
I give to you a sketch of a type of view that might be useful to add it to both artists and albums sections, besides of the large icons.
I hope you like my idea. My english is not perfect... sorry for that!