Prevent Spotify from "freezing" on Linux with Awesome wm

I recently upgraded Spotify on Linux to version 0.9.10.

A part from the nice improvements (it's cool to have a browse tab, at last), there are also some issues.

Specifically, it looks like the song change notification doesn't work well with Awesome WM, causing most parts of X to partially freeze for about 15 seconds (Awesome is completely unresponsive, only a few applications keep accepting keystrokes, mouse clicks are simply ignored).

This is really annoying, especially since there is apparently no way to disable it from the settings UI.

Luckily enough, I was able to find ...

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