Artist name bar when browsing in artist mode

When browing in artist mode, the pictures of the artists are shows; at the bottom of each picture is a grey bar with the name of the artist and the number of albums.

It looks fairly good, but I wonder if it would look beter if this bar was translucent rather than grey? Just slightly translucent - too translucent and it would lose the consistency of having clear text on a clear background. But slighly translucent I think would look better than plain grey.