firmware 1....29A - shuffle algo seems awful

I created a playlist of 42 songs in WMP.  Some artists are represented by only 1 song in the playlist, while others have up to 4 songs in the playlist.  The playlist is ordered by artist because that’s the order in which I added songs to the playlist.

On the Clip, with shuffle mode turned on under Music Options, it will still sometimes play 3 or 4 songs by one artist consecutively.  Anyone else notice this?