YouTube now shows full albums when you search by artist

The new feature makes it easy to explore your favorite bands and artists by grouping top tracks, albums, and related artists in a sidebar.

Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET

Search for your favorite singer or band on YouTube, and you'll now see their top tracks, full albums, and related artists neatly grouped and ready for your listening and viewing pleasure.

A new feature to the popular video-viewing site displays a sidebar on the right with links to top tracks and albums from the subject of your search. Search for Kelly Clarkson, for example, and YouTube displays her top ten tracks and her albums from latest to earliest. Click on any track, and YouTube plays the associated music video. Click on an album, and YouTube loads a playlist of videos so you can listen to songs from the album in order.

You can easily jump from one track to another to switch videos and then segue to videos from artists suggested by YouTube. I was able to discover a great lineup of songs and videos from some of my favorite artists, including Billie Holiday, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Carole King, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.

(Via The Next Web)

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.

 

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