I have been listening to a lot more music in my Model S than I had in the Roadster or my Toyota Highlander. And for the first time, I have a car that can play classical and other “serious” music with decent quality. I actually have a huge range of musical taste, but classical needs a better audio system than other musical genres.
I had read several complaints on the internet about lack of a shuffle songs in the car. I found a solution I like better than the “Shuffle Songs” you get on an ipod. You can easily mimic shuffling songs by category by selecting one song in a list, and it plays subsequent songs alphabetically. This will mimic the ipod shuffle songs.
Although the algorithm is alphabetical, I never found the Apple ipod shuffle songs to be perfect either. Shuffle songs on my ancient ipod does not distinguish between chapters that are books on tape, and often seemed to play the same genre or album repetitively. I don’t think there is any 100% random algorithm.
What I also like to do is select just one Genre, and pick a random song to start with in the alphabet. That way rock, folk, world music, classical, “Books and Spoken” and other genres are not all mixed in.