It isn’t out yet, but I noticed this in Apple’s iTunes Wi-Fi store PR.
iTunes 7.4 includes a larger viewing area for movies and TV, filling the entire iTunes window for a richer, seamless video playback experience that looks better than ever. You can now rate entire albums as well as individual songs.
I requested this years ago and I’m glad it’s finally implemented. I was hoping that they could work out averages based on track ratings, but I guess that’s a little ridiculous since there’d be so many albums between 3.57526752987872467 stars and 4.2476234653674224 stars.
The 99¢ for ringtones to songs you already have bothers me a bit, but I suppose you pay for the convenience of a streamlined process. How the recorded music industry gets away with charging people for something that’s fair use is beyond me.
For the rest of us, there’s Audacity.