The Lifespan of a Genre

24 May 2017

In this Aeon article, Lary Wallace discusses how a person's music tastes tend to stagnate in their 20s and 30s. But what does this stagnation have to do with the evolution and historicization of music genres? Should we respond to this finding by not taking at face value our historical associations with certain types of music? Also, ought we to encourage ourselves to listen to new music past our 30s?

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