After a very slow process of tagging and organizing my music collection, I’ve come to realize that the overly general genre tags are too generic to be of any use when I’m looking for something to listen to. There are a ton of sub-genre for Rock alone, but they do a decent job of identifying the music and mood that I want to listen to. Plus it’ll be fun to debate (internally) which sub-genre to use for specific groups (is that protopunk or punk rock?).
Needless to say, this is going to take quite a while to complete. I’ll have time to work on it in 15 minute bursts after the girls have all gone to bed, or when riding on the shuttle to work. I wonder if I can use hierarchical tags or secondary tags? (pause while searching) Nope – going to have to stick with the ID3v1 genre list.