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Last.fm has just rolled out the work of a few months: upgrades to some of the site’s most important pages, including the individual pages for artists, albums, and tracks.
The UI changes should make the service easier to use and should help music fans find more new tunes, the Last.fm team says.
“We’ve redesigned Artist, Album, and Track pages from scratch,” reads the company blog.
“We’ve tidied up the page and grouped things together into sections so that you can quickly find what you’re looking for. Actions like playing radio, buying music, and sharing pages with friends are now accessible at the top right of every page. The text is easier to read, and the pictures are bigger. You can also find better listening data for albums and artists.”
Also, across the whole Last.fm site, the navigation menu is now up in the top right corner. “This gives you tidier, wider pages, with more space for the page content,” the team says. Less popular features have been tucked away under a “more” menu item.
Last.fm will be listening closely to user feedback and making tweaks accordingly.
Here’s a sneak peek at the new look and feel of Last.fm:
While we’re sure the team is getting plenty of comments reading, more or less, “New album page really suck. Bring back the old album page PLZ!”* other users seem pretty positive on the changes.
London-based Last.fm is a CBS company; it was acquired by the network in 2007 for $280 million in a cash-only deal.
*actual user comment
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