View as Album List was a great feature. Based on comments I have seen on other forums, I am not the only one who thinks so. Please restore this feature.
1) Images are much easier to see than text. I have reached the age of reading glasses. Before this feature was removed, I could easily find songs / albums in playlists. Now I have to find my glasses beforehand!
2) Images are much more compelling and attractive than text. A picture tells a thousand words etc. The whole look and feel of Spotify is enhanced through the use of album images. Removing them seems like going against good user experience practice.
3) Nostalgia. Although I love Spotify and I firmly believe that subscription is the future of music, I still feel some nostalgia for "possessing" a collection of albums. Displaying album covers reinforces the feeling of having a collection of albums in a playlist.
Note that all three arguments apply equally to desktop and iPad versions of Spotify.
November 2013: Response to the comments from Spotify...
- There is no need for a cmd+G control. All playlists should always display the album cover.
- The Collections product was announced almost a year ago but there is no sign of it.
- A Collections product that simply displays the thousands of albums that I have ever listened to is not a viable solution in my opinion. I would need multiple collections (i.e.. playlists).
I have created a new idea http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Display-Album-Cover-on-Your-Music-Songs/idi-p/791029 requesting cover art on your music (and playlists). Please give it your kudos.
I note that Apple Music displays album art on playlists on all platforms.
Updated on 2021-06-24
Thanks for coming to the Spotify Idea Exchange and voting to make this happen.
We're happy to announce that this is now available on Android, iOS and Desktop.
Once again, thanks for helping us make Spotify better, by participating here on the Community.