How We Go About Music Rating

Our tastes of music today is almost unlimited with type, style, genre and performers.

The only way we can concentrate on our music likings, focus the choices towards our own preferences and make better selections of music is by using music ratings.

Our main purpose in using music ratings is to make better music selections. This helps us to better organize, categorize, compare and classify music. It also help us discover new recordings relating to their value.

Music is a form of art that connects to the mind and soul.It’s about feeling, touching, moving, sensing it, connecting to relevant events and times, having fun with, engaging, and everything that makes up a relationship that we human define as love.

Music rating quantifies the value of music.

Ranking music tracks or songs, give us a pretty good idea over the quality of any given music and tells us what to expect.

Keeping all that in mind, here is the ranking scale that covers the spectrum of possibilities for any given music.

These rankings are grouped in three.

Out – the very low ranked music that we normally skip over, on a regular playing session.

In – the mainstream common good quality ranked music that makes up the body of a good session.

Outstanding- top ranked music that elevates any music session to an unforgettable experience.

And they are:

1.Poor – ⭐

2.Fair – ⭐⭐

3.Quite good – ⭐⭐⭐

4.Good – ⭐⭐⭐⭐

5.More than good – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

6.Very good – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

7.Excellent – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

8.Masterpiece – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Other considering factors include :

Music has to be ranked by its own appeal, and also by the full context, meaning that we should ask ourselves how much we like it, how it connected with the other tracks, how it maintained the flow within the album, and how much did it shine compared to the other pieces.

There is a big difference between ranking individual music tracks by themselves, alone, and by ranking them within the complete original album.

The complete album is home to that music, it’s where it belongs, where they connect, fit into a theme and groove in a flow of the complete piece of art.

Certain tracks are difficult to rate,reasons being
changing in the mood of the music within itself, changes in its power, melody & tempo.

Rating of these kinds of tracks can be done by considering its overall quality and by mainly comparing that track to other tracks on the album.


Music could also be ranked by using relative judgment by comparing that unknown ranking track to something else, preferably of the same artist, and within the same album.

Consider complexity of music.
Smaller tracks (in length) that sound great at first hearings tend to loose attractiveness within time as they “burn out” on us.

And the opposite is the case with longer and complex music where early listening may not expose their potential, but after few hearings they begin to sink in and open up.

Wear off.
This is the life span of our excitement for any given music.

This is when music loses attraction after too much listening in a burn out rate that usually relates to its complexity.

Complex music could in fact gain more appreciation over time, where common popular music fades and makes place for new comers.


Lyrics and music connect like body and soul.

Lyrics carry the music by giving it power, motion, beat, and life.

Music artwork
The artwork serves as an eye catcher, a glimpse to the musical adventure that’s hidden within the album, inside that package.

When impressively done, it can transform our mind into that music. Music artwork that inspires the experience.

These are some important considerations that influence our ratings.

The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around 😘 😘

Shirleen Winters

The truth is there is more than enough love, creative ideas, power, joy, happiness to go around 😘 😘

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