I've just started using the rating facility in
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
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
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!