So i started playing my ipod music in alphabetical order. It somehow seems more random that shuffle, it seems to hit songs i haven't heard otherwise instead of what seems like the the same songs over and over. The only drawback is that if a song appears on more than one ablum, then you end up hearing it twice in a row. (well, and dupes also)
also, the Damian Rice album "O" is a great album despite whatever dislike you might have of Closer.