Dan Turner said:
If I'm not mistaken the Facebook account is only mandatory if you use the free version of Spotify
Have a look here..... http://www.spotify.com/uk/get-spotify/overview/
and press the "Get Spotify ....." button.
It appears that a Facebook account is required for all 3 levels of service for new subscribers.
If that doesn't appeal and you don't want to create a "bogus" account, there are a couple of other alternative services.
Unfortunately, one other service with 320 kbps quality streams and a huge catalogue of music, Deezer (that extended "officially" to the UK just a couple of months ago), has now announced that it's also climbing into bed with Facebook. |(
Napster provide a 30 day (ad free) free trial, which I seem to be able to get over and over again, without performing any any dodgy shinanagins ! The sound quality hasn't been that brilliant in the past, even quite muddy at times, but unless I'm imagining it, recently it seems to have improved quite a bit, even though they don't have anything like a 320 kbps service.