If you've never heard the incomparable new wave goddess Cristina, or at least her brilliant version of 'Is That All There Is?', I recommend you fix that immediately! The original vinyl from 1980 sells for a shitload these days, as it was quickly withdrawn from sale due to the songwriters being rather unimpressed with Cristina's slight twist to the lyrics. Have a listen and you'll hear why.
8tracks is currently only available in North America. I'm hoping in future they'll restore service to other countries, but for now if you live elsewhere, you can listen using a VPN set to a US IP. I recommend: Psiphon (free), Windscribe (free), or Tunnelbear (paid, with a small free tier). As far as I know, these are all good in terms of safety and privacy, but please research any VPN service yourself before using.
You can also try any alternative playlist links, like Spotify, where I've provided them.
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