Adele Got Spotify to Remove the Shuffle Button from Album Pages
I personally have no problem with this.
I know people just want to hear specific songs, but I have always felt an album was a statement and was meant to be consumed as a whole unit.
Evidence of this from the CD era is Prince’s Lovesexy album. It was released with all of the songs on a single track. If you wanted to get to a specific place, you needed to fast-forward or rewind much like with older analog mediums.
Long story short, I support this action.
If you want to hear only specific songs in a specific order, as a consumer you absolutely have that power in your ability to build your own playlists.