It sounds like a little thing, but it’s odd that Spotify defaulted to shuffle play for albums. That is, until Adele stepped in.
“This was the only request I had in our ever-changing industry,” superstar musical artist Adele tweeted. “We don’t create albums with so much care and thought into our track listing for no reason. Our art tells a story and our stories should be listened to as we intended. Thank you, Spotify for listening.”
Well, Spotify listened.
“Anything for you,” Spotify replied on Twitter.
The change apparently only impacts Spotify Premium accounts. But it isn’t just for Adele or Adele’s latest album. Now, when you browse an album on Spotify, you will see a big and obvious Play button so you can play the album in the order the artist always intended. Spotify later said that it had long intended to roll out this change, which had been “long requested by both users and artists.” You don’t say.
Adele’s request was prompted by the release of her new album, 30, her first in 6 years. Helping matters in her negotiations for Spotify for this change, the first single from this album set a new single-day Spotify streaming record.