JWZ on rating songs in iTunes

JWZ has a fun method of rating all the songs he has on iTunes:

“This was fun, because it turned out that there was a lot of music in there that I didn’t even recognize! It was a good way to discover that one really good track on an otherwise-crappy ten-year-old album. Sometimes it takes hearing a song out of context with the rest of its album to give it another chance.”

It’s something I could do with trying out myself. There are albums in my iTunes list that I’ve never heard before, some stuff from Michael’s collection that I maybe didn’t like before (there was a time, for example, when I didn’t like Metallica), that I might really enjoy now. I’ll probably get bored of listening to Contraband eventually, and this sounds a fun way of digging out the good stuff in our very diverse collection.