Playing with MPD - covers in the terminal and easy selection from the commandline
For example, you can control it with a simple command line program called MPC . Yes, looking at the instructions make it look like a bear.
Luckily, its complexity also makes it super powerful when you use the right tools. And I like making tools like this. Using pick, I wrote a script that lets you control the most basic MPD playing - playing specific albums, artists, and genres - easily from the commandline. Take a look:
There's also (less useful, but amusing) a way to show the album covers in a terminal window: