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    The music catalog still needs work

    Much like Spotify, difficulties still remain in acquiring discographies from artists like Atoms for Peace or The Beatles. Even more strangely, it lists albums like In Rainbows and Amok in their catalog, but when you try and play them, the app refuses to respond, or you get stuck in a loading limbo. To be honest, it's almost worse than Spotify, because the material seems so tantalizingly close here, but is continually denied to you. On top of that, a recent release like Burial's Rival Dealer or ScHoolboy Q's "Break the Bank" was conspicuously absent. If Beats isn't able to cover their bases on established artists like these, then what can we expect in the future from more obscure, lesser-known names that we want to hear?