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Shuffle Bored

Is this really necessary?


And more importantly, how long till I own one?

Most of us have been on the shuffle for awhile now ... in fact, I'm getting a little tired of it. It knows me too well and is beginning to get annoying, playing songs that I really just didn't need to hear.

"Excuse me sir," says the nice woman on the tube, "I can't help notice you're sobbing uncontrolably. Is there anything I can do?"

Then you have to explain that you were just feeling a little vulnerable and hadn't expected to hear "I Know the Truth" right after "Wicked Litttle Town", and she slowly nods and smiles and backs away ...

But really ... I 'm growing weary of the shuffle. It plays on my ADD too much. I need a new album to sink into ... one that is fresh and new and fun, with kicky tunes and lyrics that are smart and singable. One that you think you'll never stop listening to... that you find a new favorite track on after a few days, and then a few days later you have another.

Albums like Scissor Sisters, or Matchbox 20's "Mad Season", or Liz Phair's last release (no HWC pun intended).

There's got to be something out there that I'm missing ... any suggestions?