I’ve been using Rhythmbox for a while — in particular, I’ve been using its auto-rating feature that sharp readers will remember I wrote. My rated playlist doesn’t harbor many surprises. I’ve never been able to properly answer the question, “What music do you like?” beyond the knee-jerk reaction of “Why, MC Copulation‘s sex rap, of course!” So, I’ve got stuff of all genres floating around. Some would call it a lack of taste; I prefer the term eclectic. I’d had hoped that auto-rating would be a bit more informative, but I guess getting what I expected means that it’s working. 🙂
However, I have noticed one band’s meteoric rise through the ranks. It seems I like Modest Mouse a lot. I never seem compelled to skip one of their songs. Wikipedia labels them an indie rock band, of the Neo-Wave variety. Even after reading their Neo-Wave (also hilariously called Newer Wave) page, I’m still not sure what it’s all about, but I do like the other bands listed. So I guess when I’m asked now, I can mysteriously say, “Neo-Wave.”
Curiously, the one song of Modest Mouse’s that is rated poorly on my Rhythmbox is “Teeth Like God’s Sunshine.” So, yeah. Take that for what it’s worth.