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These Metro style tiles are clean and neat, but click or tap an artist's name and things get confusing quickly. The resulting details view shows a continuous song list rather than albums. That works great with a small music collection, not so well for artists with a large number of albums.
Click an individual item and this clean group of playback options appears. If you have an Xbox, you can play the selection directly from your PC or device. If you're a Zune Pass subscriber, you can play any album and add it to your local collection for offline playback
The Music app take advantage of the ability of Metro style apps to snap to the side of the screen. If you're playing an album or playlist, the contents appear in the snapped pane, along with easy-to-access pause and back/forward controls. (The volume buttons, on the other hand, take some digging...an oversight that really should be corrected before the final release.)