When I saw one of the latest posts from our fellow annoyees over at the grumpy website I bitterly chuckled. While the described navigation is quite annoying when using Apple Music, it is not even possible to go from a track to the artist when you use a local library. And it has been that way for a couple of iOS versions.
Tapping the artist name in Now Playing brings you to the album. Tapping the artist name in the album view brings you… nowhere. Neither context menu has an option to go to the artist. It’s mind-boggling, really. The company that built the iPod. I guess I should just be happy that tapping the entry in the artist list still goes to the artist view.