i have always had a love|hate relationship with apple's shuffle mode. it's not really random. but sometimes putting an ipod in shuffle mode can lead to shuffle magic- where songs you forgot you have play in an order of strange [somewhat] randomness leading to a pretty sweet groove.
which is what happened to me today. shuffle magic also led me to admire all these album covers:
also grooveshark has this new widget function which is pretty much o for oarsome. ENJOY.
images from original albums via google image search.