The Complete Collection is a very interesting Spotify App dedicated to re-invigorating the relationship between the consumer and the full music product. There was once a day when the entire experience of music consumption included traveling to the store and feeling that anxiousness and excitement you felt when picking up the packaging of an album you were eager to purchase. That same feeling extended after you purchased the album, unwrapped the plastic packaging and sifted through the album booklet as you listened to the music.
The complete collection gives listeners an entire commercial catalogue of numerous artists and record labels. Some of the artists whose collection you can sift through include Lionel Richie, Kanye West, Eminem, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, and All-American Rejects to name a few.
While search through the artist catalogue, Complete Collection offers a digitally enhanced visual of the contents of the album booklet. So as you play your favorite reminiscent album you can re-vamp that sentimental feeling of reading the song credits and appreciating the artwork within the booklet. The easy scroll navigation is simple and the zoom-in and out feature lets you get a closer look while reading song credits.
So far the only labels which to search for artists are Shady Records, Verve Remixed, Cherrytree Records, and Vereve Unmixed. Hopefully this will allow for a more comprehensive list from other labels considering the different artists featured on the homepage.
Of course like every other app there is the consistent playback malfunction when clicking on specific playlists, or even songs within an album listing. These playback malfunctions are making it very difficult to appreciate the full extent of these apps sole purpose and that’s to enrich a unique and specified listening experience. It’d be nice to actually hear music playing when clicking on a play button that leaves me in silence.
Though its nice to have an artists album art and organized catalogue at your fingertips, a little more detail on album achievements would be nice. I also am a fan of reading detailed summary’s of an album’s history, interesting tidbits the fan may appreciate, and awards and commendations received for the artists’ work. I feel introspective additions like this would add to The Complete Collections intention as an app.
While this app does have its qualities and appeal to the sentimental music fan, until the bugs are fixed and more artists and features are added, its receiving a 2/5 for my review.Google+