My favorite music player just got cooler. I’ve written about Vox here before, and covered the 1.0 release on TUAW. Version 2.1 is now available on the App Store.

The new SoundCloud support in this fast and lightweight player is the biggest deal (to me). Not only does it offer an interface for SoundCloud with search, streams and access to your “liked” tracks, it’s the only third-party player that will find and play the highest quality version of the recording. Even SoundCloud itself only streams the low-fi MP3 version. Scrobble your SoundCloud listening to while enjoying the benefits of a really slick native interface.

Support for “Collections” and a new “Queue” feature also add valuable capabilities to an already-great little music player. Also, in case you missed it, Simplify now works with Vox, meaning you get the great Vox interface plus Sidecar.

Vox is free in the Mac App Store, and you can add full Internet Radio features to it for $2.99. Check it out.

Also, I don’t care who you are, this is awesome.