Please see my explanation (2 posts above) for how Roon can solve these problems, in part by more thoroughly testing their beta designs prior to release.
As per your request, several final examples. This also includes a third type of window that you need to redesign, namely how photos are presented in the window for search results.
The original version, downloaded last night. By the way, I turned on Roon Radio after this artist, and was surprised to hit over 20 artists nearly simultaneously and one after another, without any photos at all. That really made the case for album covers in the Now Playing window, for in those cases we are left with nothing but a black screen for half of the window.
Here is the artist after the hatchet crop is applied, then enlarged, and finally buried behind type in an ugly result in the regular window:
And here is the result in the Now Playing window, again from only last night:
The original version of an older illustration of Bartok, one of the most important composers of the 20th century:
Here is the result after your brutal hatchet crop to fill a rectangular screen with gross enlargement:
Two final examples. The original photo now enlarged and butchered behind type in an ugly result:
The original photo off center in your itty bitty little circle. As others have commented, this page of search results is a dumb design with small circles and huge amounts of white space.
Please, can common sense prevail? Use squares for square photos and make the squares larger – you have huge amounts of wasted white space on those pages now. That type of page is a classic example of a designer doing something that he or she thought was creative, but completely flunks the test of practical functionality.