I'm interested in how everyone rates songs in their reviews. This is how I rate them...
6 stars: Songs that you love the absolute shit out of, i.e. in the 95th percentile (the top 5% of your EOY list) 5 stars: Songs that you love and would not usually skip in your playlists. 4 stars: Songs that you like and would play on a reasonably regular basis. 3 stars: Songs that are ok where you don't mind hearing them but you wouldn't play them in your own time. 2 stars: Songs that you find boring or are in a style of music that you don't generally enjoy. 1 star: Songs that actively annoy you and you want to skip immediately.
6 stars songs that chart in my top 5 5 stars top 10 4 stars top 20 3 stars songs that make my top 50 2 stars songs I don't like that much but do tolerate rarely these songs scrape in my top 50 1 star songs I cannot stand
I don't listen so much to mp3s but in terms of music videos as a form of music i don't have a star system but i would have three categories. Good, Bad and Indifferent. Good would probably be akin to what people put as a 5 or 6 star i.e something i can listen to and never grow tired of it. Indifferent is what people would put as a 2 or 3 star meaning don't love it, don't hate it...might listen from time to time to bring back the memory of the song and bad is just well bad...nothing redeemable about it