34 comments

  • Scott StephensScott Stephens, almost 6 years ago

    The update to the 'Your music' section is a massive win! I can finally save Albums instead of creating playlists

    6 points
  • Ian GoodeIan Goode, almost 6 years ago

    Finally having a proper album collection is the best thing about this.

    5 points
  • Chris RodemeyerChris Rodemeyer, almost 6 years ago

    Would love to get my hands on this. Any hacks to force an update? :)

    2 points
  • Stephen GraceStephen Grace, almost 6 years ago

    Obligatory: Rdio has had the ability to add albums for years, and is constantly iterating. It's beautiful all over. However this design looks very good, only comes a few years too late.

    1 point
  • Jim NielsenJim Nielsen, almost 6 years ago

    I have been waiting for Album collection in Spotify ever since they announced it as "coming soon" in December 2012. That's right, that's no typo: Two-thousand-twelve! Glad it's finally coming.

    1 point
  • Benjamin FritzBenjamin Fritz, almost 6 years ago

    Can anyone just upload the new Spotify.app in a zip somewhere? Shouldn't be against the rules, right? If so, consider this post deleted.

    1 point
  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, almost 6 years ago

    Dark UI is great for contrast of media like images and video. Spotify is largely lists of music, text. A dark UI get tiring over time when doing the work you do in Spotify, I don't think the album cover or the band photos is a good enough reason to go all dark.

    1 point
    • Henri Liriani, almost 6 years ago

      I mostly agree. I'm a huge proponent of light day / dark night modes for mobile and desktop UIs.

      However, black (dark grey) is their secondary brand color so I don't think it's too great a sin.

      Side note: I think the white search bar contrasts too much. They should've used a shade of grey I think.

      0 points
      • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, almost 6 years ago

        I don't think brand colors should set the general direction for the color shade of the product interface.

        0 points
        • Henri Liriani, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

          That's debatable. It depends on what you're doing. Most brands don't brand in black / white anyway, and of course you don't see Twitter painting their whole app blue. However, I think this is much less cut-and-dry when thinking about secondary brand colors and black / white.

          In most cases where reading is really important, I agree about optimizing readability by managing contrast (day mode / night mode).

          However in Spotify's case, it's clear that they're moving towards a visual experience and away from text. Evidence: giant album art, hero images, etc. Therefore there is some sense to what they're saying about wanting to be dark to enhance the photography / album art.

          Black is definitely a better "gallery" color, as you said before.

          0 points
          • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, almost 6 years ago

            I wouldn't say they've moved away from text – and how could they? Albums and tracks have names, in lists. The photo's get enhanced with the dark background – but the main thing you do in these apps are navigating lists.

            0 points
            • Henri Liriani, almost 6 years ago

              I agree but I don't think they're catering to usability as much as they're going for a "wow factor" with the visuals.

              To be clear, hehe, I'm not defending it as great design, just speculating on justification (and I do, at least marginally, prefer it to the old one).

              0 points
    • Ian GoodeIan Goode, almost 6 years ago

      Yeah the contrast between the background and the text colors might be a bit too much for some people, it's quite harsh.

      0 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    2/10. needs more circles.

    1 point
  • Jonathon HalliwellJonathon Halliwell, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Web player already has the new look for me - https://play.spotify.com/

    0 points
  • Dan Boland, almost 6 years ago

    My enthusiasm over the redesign waned once I updated the iOS app and realized that it's only a veneer. The lack of persistent access to the main menu is still a major pain point.

    0 points
  • Henri Liriani, almost 6 years ago (edited almost 6 years ago )

    Really stoked to play with this! About time.

    0 points