Hi, this really is to put a new slant on why it’s so important to be able to write our own editorials for albums and artist or edit the ones that are there.
Most of us today suffer from the very 1st world problem of simply having too much music. Period.
Now Roon has made this even “worse” by allowing us to add almost infinite amounts of more music to our collection via integration with Tidal. So we can merrily add potentially 100’s of albums a week to our collections, reading editorials left right and centre or getting recommends by word of mouth and following this up by plucking albums out of the ether and adding to our virtual libraries.
Whilst this is all well and good, I defy anyone who has a collection of more than perhaps a thousand albums to tell me that they know it particularly intimately.
For the most part, it seems Roon is designed for collectors with many many 1000’s of albums.
So I come to the crux of this post…How can we even begin to keep a tab on what’s what in our mega-collections other than by making personal notes?
Say we listen to a hitherto unlistened album at random, invariably it gets listened to and then forgotten about even if it’s brilliant simply because there’s so much more to listen to which is also great.
With the ability to write our own comments, it attaches us emotionally to our albums than simply tagging or “hearting” or “starring” them will do. It would be so great to be able to link those listening memories to our personal thoughts and words, and anecdotes perhaps about who intro’d it to us or who we were with when we listened to it, who liked it other than us. Perhaps later on in life those memories may be all we have left to remember certain people who are no longer with us or with whom we have lost contact. So important.
Following on from this, we could allow the option to share our comments in Roon itself to see what other members have written about an album, like micro-communities within albums or artists themselves.
On a business level it makes sense too… the more Roon encourages us to participate and invest time in tailoring our Roons, inputting data, and such, the more chance clients will return year after year paying their subs, eh?
So please, the gods of Roon, hear my plea and allow us to add notes or comments of our own to albums and artists?
Oh, and have it as a Focus option, to be able to search for “Albums with personal comments” so we can find them again later.