This new update brought a huge change to Spotify's user interface, at least for desktop users. I normally enjoy updates like this, but this one seems to have made the app take several steps back. I honestly thought it was malware or an illegal knock-off version. I've attached two screenshots to better address some issues I've noticed:
In the first photo, the app loads the skeleton several seconds before the skin. This is bad design. Spotify never did this in the 5+ years I've been using the app. It could be an oversight.
In the second photo, I've number a few things.
1. When the app is maximized, the resolution is off, and it cuts off a few pixels too short. I've circled a line showing at the bottom of my app. That is my desktop background because Spotify no longer wraps to my taskbar. Again, bad design.
2. This is more an issue of aethestics, but given the other oversights, it could very well be unintentional. The top-right minimize/close buttons are slightly different colors than the background. If it's meant to be the same color, it's not. If it's meant to be the high-contrast for ease of accessability, it's not.
3. Finally, my local files can no longer play through in a queued list, regardless of shuffle. They used to work just fine up until this update. I keep my local files very organized. They are MP3 format, all the ID3 tags are labeled completely and correctly, 600x600 album art, works in Windows Media Player, Groove, Zune, and any other music player app. What you see here is the beginning of a new track. It loads the track itself, but stays at 0:00 and gives the error message and stops everything. It happens every couple of songs. There doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason to it, not a particular album or anything. I play them from both Local Files and a Playlist I made. The same issue occurs both ways. It would work fine before the update.
Sorry for such a long-winded post, but this is atrocious. Please fix these issues, or allow us to revert to a previous version. I'm sure the answer lies there. I still enjoy Spotify very much, and I think it's a great app on the whole. Thank you.