To conserve screen real estate, WMP 11 lets you choose whether you want to view the playlist/syncing column. It was hidden by default when CNET.com's reviewers first ran the program, but a simple click of the blue arrow in the upper-right corner brings it sliding into view--or back out of it. You can drag and drop albums, whole artist collections, or individual tracks into this pane.
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