Probably the simplest and fastest audio player for Linux.
Pogo plays your music. Nothing else. It is both fast and easy-to-use. The clear interface uses the screen real-estate very efficiently. Other features include: Fast search on the harddrive and in the playlist, smart album grouping, cover display, desktop notifications and no music library.
Pogo is a fork of Decibel Audio Player and supports most common audio formats. It is written in Python and uses GTK+ and gstreamer.
Ubuntu/Mint: Add pogo PPA for automatic updates:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pogo-dev/daily && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install pogo
All bugs Latest bugs reported
Bug #1397535: hangs when trying to navigate through track
Reported on 2014-11-29
Bug #1321813: Please ship an AppData file upstream
Reported on 2014-05-21
Bug #1191891: Next/Previous track buttons not updated when current track's position in the playlist changes
Reported on 2013-06-17
Bug #1100442: Use pillow instead of python-imaging
Reported on 2013-01-16
Bug #1071483: Pogo Zeitgeist and DBus errors
Reported on 2012-10-25