With the arrival of iTunes 11, classical music fans – and anyone with a large music library – have lamented the removal of certain features and views that help organize large amounts of music. I touched on some of these in my extensive review of iTunes 11 for Macworld, and in my discussion of iTunes 11 on the Macworld podcast. But I would like to summarize here the problems that iTunes 11 has brought specifically to classical music listeners.
I like a lot of the changes in iTunes 11, but there’s no doubt that there are also some big regressions. And despite the “little extra time to get it right,” it doesn’t feel as though it was thoroughly tested. For example, the new “Use custom colors for open albums, movies, etc.” feature produces illegible text for many albums.