I just noticed that the the ‘New releases for you’ section is displaying an album that clearly states it is not available until 14th October.
Perhaps this is by design, but it does not seem that useful to me.
Thanks for getting in touch! As @Geoff_Coupe mentioned this does happen more frequently as of late - the labels are trying to generate pre-release interest. A recent example was a Ry Cooder / Taj Mahal that had one track available.
If you can provide us with the Artist and Album Title we’d be happy to take a closer look. The jury seems to be split on these cases, some folks like to see the albums even if only a few tracks are streamable. Others, like yourself, prefer entire albums on those pages.
The labels do use singles, but they also “pre-release” albums on to streaming platforms. Some times these albums allow the singles contained within them to be played. Other times, somewhat confusingly, you can’t play the singles from the albums, only from the actual singles themselves.
I must say that I prefer the prerelease strategy. The downside, for me, with singles first, is that I first add ‘albums’ to my library with just one track, which I always delete after the whole album is released.
Just adding a whole album that slowly becomes available is easier for me.
But I must admit: making a whole album available at once would be my most preferred option.
(Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!)
I have a better one for you.
Qobuz release dated 19th August but was showing in Qobuz on 4th August I think.
And not one single track available!