Fall 2015 - I thought the class was going to be less work based on the ratings, but it turned out to require a good amount of reading and writing. My TA was a fairly nice grader, though, so it wasn't too bad. I can see how people could find this class overbearing at times, since the professor does require you to identify songs and memorize information about them, but it's nothing excessive. If you just attend lecture, take notes, and memorize the songs on his playlist, your grade should be fine. Even if you don't attend lecture, he gives you a review sheet with a list of terms that you should know for the final, and you can just fill out the list with information from Wikipedia.