It's too much.
Yep, feel the same. Although I can definitely see the visual appeal (looks beautiful), it's just too much, too hard to understand what are the main take-outs. Keep it up!
From the dev perspective, it's a bit janky. Not sure why - they are using matrix for the transform, so that's good...
I want to like the knob at the top right. But only 'cause it's cool, not for any functional reason.
Sidenote - they do use a "basement" class for z-index -1. Which is awesome.
Really pretty to look at, but the hierarchy seems a bit off. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to look at. I'm also a Spotify user so my bias may be a little heavy :)
What's up with the max width on the main content area? That makes the site feel really janky and cheap. It's soo easy to support full width, why not just do it?
Ugh. I like and use the Rdio desktop app (for OSX), but this looks like it was designed by Microsoft.
I think the knob navigation could be easier to use, but who cares - it looks cool :D
I like their unique take on the carouse with the knob control haven't seen one like that before.
Looks fresh and bold. Scrolling is a bit janky though on my mbp / chrome. Don't want to see how the site performs on a lower end pc...
The hero looks really nice, but everything below that confuses me cuz of the weird mix of album art, album info, and coloured sections...
I also feel like they're using a hamburger menu just for the sake of using one... wouldn't it look a bit better if they left the menu open as a sidebar (and push the centered main content to the right)?
Might be just me though... otherwise it's a pretty bold redesign.
Iterate, iterate. The decision to make the width fixed is interesting. Compared to the previous design I think it's not there yet when it comes to polish.
Honestly find it to be a little bit confusing - the hero image that suddenly changed while I was trying to gather my thoughts, and the parallax that is slightly laggy at times and displaying album covers in full size rather than explaining the service/product/features to me.