Dani, you are missing the point. I’m sure you are not the only person who likes to listen to all your music on shuffle, but as you pointed out, this was already possible through the Songs tab. So the change is effectively worthless as it duplicates existing functionality while removing others. It may be fine if all your music falls in one genre, but most people (myself included) do not want to hear a classical piece followed by rap followed by acoustic rock, for example. I am fully aware that my music was not deleted, but I am shocked that Spotify did not realize or care about how most people interact with their software, and simply went ahead and removed an intuitive way of organizing music which has been standard for decades, even predating software (Have you ever been to a record store?)
Can someone from Spotify please confirm that they are reading these comments, and that the change will be reverted? I won’t pay for another month otherwise.
Dani, unfortunately that’s not the same functionality. Previously “songs” was a list of saved songs created from clicking the plus button. “Liked songs” only includes songs where you click the heart. For some unfathomable reason, the macOS desktop app has the plus button and the iOS app has a heart. So, if I save a song from macOS, there’s no reasonable way to get to it from my mobile device. To the company representatives: I don’t care what icon the button has, or if it’s called songs or liked songs or whatever, but the lack of consistency and the constant changing of how songs are stored and displayed is really quite terrible. Given Spotify’s long time resistance to addressing customer concerns (unified playlist, integration with desktop notifications etc) I doubt this will change back to the more useful former UI, and now that iTunes is being reworked I imagine I’ll be moving to Apple Music soon enough.
Another point to add that I think has not really been expressed is that fact that some times the song does not show under the artist page even after you have followed the artist. I believe it happens with compilation songs and albums mainly but still this is a major issue that really needs to be addressed. I have thought about why you guys did this and I have to think this is an effort to gauge someone’s true listening audience. I would have to think before you were going off of plays which can clearly be falsified if the artist has enough friends who are willing to leave a phone on 24/7 playing the same song. But couldn’t you guys just go off if the song is like or downloaded. At the end of the day I’m not against the update it should just work correctly before it is released. I have 2 examples of the previously mentioned issue for you guys to see what I mean. 1.) Song: 3 Gymnopédies No. 1 Lent et Douloureux in D Major, Artist: Erik Satie, Pianoramix, Album: Piano Chillout 15 Relaxing Classical Pieces. When you click under the song to find the artist to follow it send you to Erik Satie as it should. But when you follow him this song will not show under the artist, and the same goes for this next example. 2.) Song: Fly Sh*t, Artist: Aasim D’Xplicit, Album: Only for the Real DJ: A Premier Selection of Hip Hop Inspired by the Boom Bap Sound.
So they have added a new way to scroll through your "liked songs" by artist. Go to liked songs, then at the top click filters and by artist. Then your whole library will be listed by Artist, alphabetically.