i look at the popularity strip when i’m sampling music from an artist that’s new to me. i figure the best way for me to judge whether i’ll like the artist’s music, is to sample their most popular track first, and move on from there.
i don’t use the star rating very often, except to get a sense of the comparative quality of iMixes or “Essentials” collections.
one of the things that is great about the popularity strip is that it’s more nuanced. you can compare a broader range of offerings at a glance.]]>
The good thing about the “popularity” is you can quickly find a song by a band you like if you have heard it somewhere.]]>
I would offer both.]]>