This year’s Spotify Wrapped roundup is live. As was the case with previous years, it features a bundle of shareable stats that break down the most-listened artists, songs, and podcasts for 574 million users. But there are also some surprises, too, including a new system that assigns you a city based on your listening habits.
Although Spotify Wrapped largely features the same basic listening stats every year, it seems to always find fun new ways to serve them up. That element of fun is still missing from the competition like Apple Music Replay, which remains largely unchanged from last year, or YouTube Music’s seasonal / annual Recap breakdowns.
This year, you can check out your Spotify Wrapped through the app or on the web for the first time by heading to Spotify.com/Wrapped. The roundup will match you with a city — or a “sound town,” as Spotify calls it — that shares a similar taste in music based on what you’ve listened to in 2023. And like the “music personality” Spotify included with Wrapped last year, it has a “me in 2023” feature that links your listening patterns with one of 12 characters made by Spotify. Getting assigned the Luminary, for example, means you tend to “play light, upbeat music more than others,” while an Alchemist might create more playlists than others.
Alongside these treats, Spotify has added more to the metrics it includes in each year’s Wrapped. When viewing your top five artists, you’ll now see which month your listening for each artist peaked. Meanwhile, the top five genres story has a new design that represents each of your most-listened genres as ingredients in a sandwich.
There’s a Spotify Wrapped experience for artists and podcasters as well, which rounds up creators’ most popular content of the year. In addition to all this, Spotify is launching Wrapped listening parties where a “select” group of artists, such as Ava Max, Chelsea Cutler, and JVKE, can interact with fans, stream their top tracks of the year, sell merch, and more.
You may also notice the presence of Spotify’s AI DJ this year, which is supposed to guide you through your Wrapped stats and provide “commentary about some of your favorite artists, genres, songs and more.” That experience is scheduled to stick around for the first week that you can get your 2023 Wrapped data.
Update November 29th, 8:29AM ET: Noted that Spotify Wrapped is available on the web for the first time.