I run Spotify Unlimited on numerous Linux-based machines (including Mint) without a problem. It would be helpful to know something about your machine - hardware, Mint version you are using, etc. You seem to suggest that you had a previous version of Spotify that ran on your Mint box OK; is this true?
Also, it's important to remember that Spotify's Linux releases are what the company calls "preview" releases - i.e. beta. The company mentions some issues it is having with Linux OSes.
Last: I assume you are running Spotify on a desktop or notebook - and Spotify's issues with Linux prevent being able to use all of Spotify Premium's features - such as being able to play playlists when you are not connected to the Internet. To wit:
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This is a preview build of Spotify for Linux. As a preview release this version is still unsupported, but we're running it ourselves and will try to make sure it keeps pace with its Mac and Windows siblings, there are issues regarding decoding of local music on the Linux platform so we haven't included support for local files in this version. As we haven't found a reliable way to display ads yet, this version is only available to Spotify Premium and Unlimited subscribers.
I can't tell from the update you refer to which version of Spotify it is. But there are some software issues - perhaps that's a place to start.
Appears Spotify is not supporting its Linux releases yet. Can you install a previous version of Spotify and see if it works any better?