“In iTunes, you can rate songs and albums separately,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “For example, you can rate a song five stars, and an album four stars.”
“If you do this, iTunes considers that every track that is not rated specifically inherits the album rating,” McElhearn writes. “And the album rating – if you have not set it expressly – is computed from any song ratings you’ve applied. This can be good or bad, depending on how you manage your iTunes library.”
“When iTunes 12.2 was released, the app changed some song ratings to album ratings. This means that if you have smart playlists that look for, say, five-star songs, iTunes will add all the tracks from the album with the five-star rating to those playlists,” McElhearn writes. “After iTunes 12.2 was released, this happened occasionally; but with iTunes 12.4, my entire library was changed.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Annoying. The bloated iTunes beast strike again!
Thankfully, we have Time Machine (and other) backups.