I agree that a redesign is warranted. However, to be sure, I would much rather prefer a dark background; it would be, IMHO, easier on the eyes and play well with the "constellation" effect that gnod is known for. If you'd prefer the stark white (à la Google, no bells or whistles), then I suggest the title and left-menu items be emboldened. The font or scale used is a bit "hairy" or less aesthetically appealing, and a bit of work for the eyes. In a darkened room, this effect is magnified.
Aside from that, keep up the good work. I've recommended gnod to countless music buffs and they too swear by it now. Cheers!