The Star feature should be complemented with a way to mark tracks as excluded. Those tracks would then be skipped even when included in the current playlist.
This way the enjoyment of a good album wouldn't be disrupted by tracks you don't like, while the album in its entirety can still be kept in the playlist.
The Anti-star can easily be implemented as a flipside to the regular star as they are mutually exclusive. Click the star once, the track becomes a favorite. Click again, the star icon changes to the anti-star and click a third time and either flag is gone.
A no-brainer to me.
Updated on 2020-05-13
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We're marking this idea as 'Implemented'.
The option 'Don't play this artist' is now available on iOS and Android.
You can also find more info on hiding individual tracks from playlists or albums here.
If we have any information about this on other platforms in the future, we'll report back!