If you take a look at your most recently played songs, what shows up? Is there anything that has been released in the past 10 years? Unlikely. Most of us tend to listen to a lot of nostalgia-inducing music which comes from our childhood and teen years.
If you thought you might be along on this, you'd be wrong. In a recent article from the New York Times, it was uncovered that most people base their tastes, music or otherwise, on their formative years.
“The most important period for men in forming their adult tastes were ages 13 to 16," it said. "The most important period for women were ages 11 to 14. For both men and women, their early 20s were half as influential in determining adult musical tastes as their early teens."
But the question still remains...why is that we love this music so much? Was it really that good? Is today's music really that bad? Or are we just incapable of change?