Back in episode 490 we discussed at length the quirkiness of the iOS Music app and how difficult it was to find the Shuffle and Repeat buttons. We weren't the only ones to notice. Check out this article at Mashable
In the article they even show a screenshot of "directions" on where to find these items after the last iOS update. I'm sorry Apple but it seems as you've gotten bigger focus on details and features that made your software a delight to use have gone away. Let's hope this is temporary.