Remove Star Ratings and Reviews for Music In My Library

The only thing I dont like about roon

I think the team would be looking for a more compelling reasoning.


Although I don’t always agree with the reviews and star ratings, I usually find them quite useful/interesting. Why don’t you like them?


I, for one, have never paid any attention to them with Roon or any other music source. If it is possible to remove them from view, I do but, if not, I just try to ignore them.

I think it’s great to have the star ratings and reviews, even though I sometimes totally disagree with them. Some of the reviewers are really knowledgeable (e.g. Thom Jurek)…


+1 for the option at least

I know reviews are supposed to be one of the selling points for Roon, but it’s not much fun to pay £30 for a DSD album, import it, be really excited to listen to it, and before you’ve even had the chance to hit Play up pops a review that basically says “Meh.”

That’s an interesting point - something like a “No spoiler” flag one could set; reviewer ratings would appear only after the album got it’s first play.


I feel like the rating and reviews can create a bias towards an album I’m listening to. I understand the purpose of ratings/reviews when discovering new music through Tidal but when the music is already in my library I dont want someones review. Music is highly subjective so they dont mean much anyway

I love the reviews and star ratings even though they’re subjective, but I wouldn’t mind if we got the option to deactivate them.

Not a bad idea, but only as an option, please.

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The whole point of Roon was to make the computer audio experience like holding an LP sleeve in your hands. But they don’t have star ratings and critic reviews on LP sleeves, so why do they have them in Roon? There’s a big difference between liner notes and critic reviews. I’d like to see the former, not the latter. You can of course access the Pdf booklet with liner notes if the album has one, but that pulls you out of Roon. I’d like to see the Pdf incorporated into Roon, instead.

But why can’t it be even more than that? “Holding the sleeve” plus having the opportunity to read a review?

Please don’t take the reviews away from us. Just give people who don’t want to see them the option to hide them. That would be great.

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At the moment I’m not getting the “holding the sleeve experience” at all. All you get is the cover photo, which is the same as you get in iTunes. All the “holding the sleeve” stuff - back cover, liner notes, session photos - is on the Pdf, which you can’t view within Roon.

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But that’s a different feature request, isn’t it? If they removed the star ratings and the reviews, you’d still have the same problem…

Sure; I guess my point is I wouldn’t mind the star ratings and reviews if they were secondary to the other stuff.

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I get that some people like the ratings and reviews, I really would just like the option to turn them off. The interface would look as if an album was unidentified such as this:

Looks a lot better like this, though. :wink:


While you can’t view a PDF directly within Roon, it knows about PDFs, and will give you links that will open PDFs that are stored locally in your album folder, or provided by the streaming service (Qobuz does this now; I don’t know whether Tidal does it as well).

Yep, I’m aware.

Not to me.

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