I've switched over to Quod Libet. It's 10 times as lightweight, and 10 times as featurefull as those other players. YMMV, but I like it
You can easily configure it to browse your music in the way that you like.
randancing wrote:The "Mate" GUI doesn't want to work with the music player ...
What do you mean by that? If you meant the media keys on your keyboard don't work, that is because your music player isn't compatible with MATE and so doesn't listen when MATE tells it a media key is pressed. You can easily work around that, see steps here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=103220#p630136