Today my iPod loved me. Was on a 20 minute ride, both directions I loved everything that my iPod played. We were in sync (I know it's a bit anthropomorphic). Perhaps my music mood is too particular from time to time. But it does feel great when great music is played in a long playlist. I think it's also important to use streaming services like Pandora to take the chance that it will find music of a similar theme that you don't have in your library.