Apple has just solved one of its big time problems with Apple Music: the unhelpful way that a given artists’ releases were listed and displayed on the service. Unlike before, singles and collections were clustered together with studio albums, so if you wanted to put on a particular album you’d usually have to scrolling through your dozens of unrelated or redundant releases to find what you acually want to play. This also meant it was hard to get a sense of what an unfamiliar artist’s most significant records were.
Now, things are much better and made easy with Apple music now studio albums get their own section which are displayed first, while there are other separate sections for live albums, singles and compilations. There’s also a new category called “Essential Albums” pick that’s displayed for most major artists right under the top songs for a better Apple music enjoyment. Though the picks are subjective, but can usually be seem on point for others. Like for instance, The Björk selections, are Vespertine, Post, and Homogenic, which can be gotten behind.
It’s not that encouraging as things like deluxe editions and remasters still full up the albums views, which does not give a much good look and makes it less of a neat picture of an artists history. But in general it is still a huge improvement in navigation, and one we’ve been hoping would happen forever for Apple music.
The update seems not to require any user action as to have been made server-side.