I signed up for this forum just because of this issue.
I really love Poweramp, but don't understand why option to change between albums by a finger swipe has been removed. What made this app stand out over other music players was the fact that it could be easily operated without looking on the display, which is essential for example if used while in the pocket or while driving. This UI change makes the program less user friendly and absolutely breaks Poweramp for me.
PLEASE bring back the swipe up / swipe down Album change gesture (both on the lock screen and the app), at least as an option.