Monday, 24 December 2007

5 stars?

I've just started using the rating facility in iTunes.

Having only 5 stars to dish out makes it hard to differentiate levels of like or dislike when it comes to music, but I am going to have a go. And before you say it, yes I know you can give half stars or even percent ratings, but they are no good for smart playlists etc, so I won't bother.

So here is my scheme (for my later reference as much as for yours):

  • 0 stars - I haven't got around to rating this one.
  • 1 stars - I would have deleted this song from my library, but I want to keep it for completeness' sake (eg as part of a soundtrack)
  • 2 stars - I can handle listening to this song every now and then
  • 3 stars - I like this song.
  • 4 stars - I really like this song. It is perhaps one of my favourites from one of my favourite bands or just a standout song on its own.
  • 5 stars - You should like this song, and I am willing to fight you to convince you of it. I could listen to this song over and over again all day.

PS I'm only using iTunes until Amarok releases its Mac OS X port, so perhaps I am wasting my time anyway!