Music Posts Tagged as 'Maturity'
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Back of My Mind - Two Feet
The Night I Danced With...
She makes him feel like that. 24-Nov-2018
Why do some people stop embracing new music after the age of 28?
Take a moment, dig deep inside and ask yourself: who are your favourite musical artists? Not that buzzy hot new release, or the names you like to drop socially, but your true musical soulmates and desert island discs? The audio comfort blanket you turn to in your darkest days, or the act you’d fly halfway across the world to hear?
I’d happily wager you first encountered this music in your teens, or your early 20s, at a push. The chances you discovered your most treasured tunes after the age of 30 are precisely zilch. Or so says a new study, anyhow, which claims to have identified the exact moment listeners stop embracing new music: 27 years and 11 months. After that, our ears apparently shrivel up and we turn inwards, condemned to an endless repetitive homage to our younger selves. The so-called onset of “musical paralysis” certainly goes a long way to explaining today’s lucrative gold rush of reformed nostalgia tours, anniversary reissues and tribute acts.
I visit and respect classic music but if I had to freeze my palette it would cause a cacophony of emotions that don't reflect or bode well for my present. I prefer forward movement.
(I regress to 27 and 11 months for a little while longer.) 29-Jul-2018