Artists have a lot of clout at streaming music services, but Adele might have more power than most. BBC News reports Spotify has removed the shuffle button from all album pages after Adele pressed the company to make the change in sync with the launch of 30. Albums should be listened to “as [artists] intended” as they tell “a story,” the singer explained in a follow-up on Twitter.
You can still shuffle an album using the controls for individual songs. This mainly adds an extra step and pushes you to choose a first track. Rivals like Apple Music still let you tap a “shuffle” button from an album page.
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