Going down the list, here are my thoughts on each station.
- Radio Los Santos: Not particularly a fan of modern rap, and the songs on here don't do much to change my impressions of it, so I don't know how much I'll be listening to this station.
- Channel X: Classic West Coast hardcore punk? Oh hell yeah. This is definitely gonna be my "rampage" music.
- Rebel Radio: I've never been a fan of country music, but going by this preview, maybe that has to do with the state of modern country (it really has gone "sissy" if you ask me). This sounds pretty interesting.
- East Los FM: Another genre that I've never really been a fan of, but again, some interesting stuff in the preview.
- West Coast Classics: N.W.A. Snoop Dogg. Tupac. Compton's Most Wanted. Everything that I want in a classic LA rap station. Unlike Radio Los Santos, this is probably gonna get a lot of airplay from me.
- FlyLo FM: It's a shame about Nightride FM turning out to be just a rumor, because Drive's soundtrack was one of the best things about that movie, but this looks promising. Pretty weird, though.
- Vinewood Boulevard Radio: Sounds like it's gonna be this game's version of Radio Broker, with its indie alt-rock, only less hipster-oriented. So far, so good.
As for the other stations that we haven't had previews of...
- Los Santos Rock Radio: Big fan of classic rock, and given the two tracks we've heard from the trailers, I think this is gonna be good.
- Non-Stop-Pop FM: This could go either way. It largely depends on which songs they pick, but in any case, I'm surprised that GTA hasn't had a modern pop music station yet. In any case, doing drive-bys while blasting Britney sounds like one of those things that GTA should've had a long time ago.
- Soulwax FM: Didn't really like Electrochoc in IV, so I don't think I'll be listening to this all that much. At least it's not dubstep.
- The Blue Ark: Again, I can't really get into reggae no matter how hard I try, so I think I'll be skipping over this station more often than not as well.
- Worldwide FM: In IV, The Journey was inexplicably one of my favorite radio stations. If this is anything like that, I think I'll be listening to it quite a bit.
- The Low Down 91.1: Oh yeah. '70s soul and funk is always great.
- Radio Mirror Park: Not sure about having another indie rock station. Hope that, when the preview goes up, it's different enough from Vinewood Boulevard Radio to really stand out.
- Space 103.2: You had me at Rick James and Stevie Wonder.
- WCTR and Blaine County Talk Radio: I'm guessing that Blaine County Talk is gonna be like WKTT's right-wing talk radio format, while WCTR is gonna be like PLR. They both sound like fun, though I can't say for certain until I hear samples of shows.
Only thing I think the soundtrack really lacks is metal music, but even then, I'd rather it be '80s hair metal and thrash than the modern metal that a lot of you guys are suggesting. Given the nature of LA's real-life metal scene, that would fit the setting a lot better than anything European. I also wish that one of the indie rock stations was instead devoted to High Desert stoner rock. I recall someone bringing it up in another thread on what kind of radio stations they want, and after listening to some of it, it would've been the perfect soundtrack for Blaine County when you're not in the mood for outlaw country.
Overall, it looks good. I'm a fan of rock music, so despite the lack of metal, the diversity otherwise -- hardcore punk, garage rock, classic rock (Queen!), and presumably more to come -- looks like it'll be fun. The rap selection is a mixed bag, but West Coast Classics alone salvages most of it for me.