Macbook Pro 2016
There are a lot of good things to say about spotify. But the desktop app is not one of them. I'm someone who tends to have a queue of stuff that I've found and want to investigate, rather than a set of repeated playlists. The spotify model is good for discovering music but makes the process of listening to it very unpleasant:
Prior to using spotify, I used amarok (linux) or clementine (mac). These had very good user interfaces. I particularly like amarok's smart playlists, for example.
I'd really like spotify to produce a decent desktop app but, looking through previous attempts to get the company to improve things, I don't expect that it will ever happen. I'd also like to use spotify as a streaming service, rather than try and work around it.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a good music player, with a good persistent queue that will work with spotify?