When comparing Gnome Music vs TOMAHAWK, the Slant community recommends TOMAHAWK for most people. In the question“What are the best music players for Linux?” TOMAHAWK is ranked 15th while Gnome Music is ranked 28th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Open source
Pro UI design consistent with GNOME desktop environment
Gnome Music is GNOME's default music player. If you use GNOME Desktop Environment, you'll feel familiar with other GNOME Apps like this one.
Pro Simple clean and minimal interface
Pro System-wide music organizer
Gnome Music automatically seeks and organises your music files throughout your system using Tracker.
Pro Innovative music inbox
Pro Familiar interface
TOMAHAWK uses a familiar panned interface that users have become accustomed to within other music players.
Pro Plays from online third-party sources
You can connect Tomahawk with Spotify, Google Play Music, Last.FM, YouTube, Soundcloud, and a lot of other online sources. This means you have instant access to virtually any song you could ever want - even remixes (especially on YouTube) from this one program.
Pro Beautiful Design
TOMAHAWK has one of the best modern design
Gnome Music needs a tracker daemon running in the background and that thing never loads the music. It takes forever for a huge library to be loaded even if it was previously partially loaded.
Con Cannot change library folder
Con Cover songs show up in mixes
Amateur cover songs have a habbit of finding their way into mixes which means TOMAHAWK has trouble telling the difference.
Con Lacks some polish
While listening to music, the music area doesn't scroll along with the music. Also, some of the plugins are slow to respond and they each provide a slightly different experience with which information they show, and how they show it (there isn't a standard format).
Con Development seems to have stalled
This project's github readme.md states that the project is abandoned, although some people appear to be contributing still.