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Spotify Wrapped: My Top Ten Is Better Than Your Top Ten

Spotify Wrapped: My Top Ten Is Better Than Your Top Ten

(This will be the last Bruceb News article for 2018. I’ll return with more news next year, if anything interesting happens. Remember, a subscription to Bruceb News makes a lovely last-minute Xmas gift. Happy holidays!) Spotify has launched its annual Spotify Wrapped...

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AFTER NAPSTER

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