Back when I was a pre-teen I remember my friend's mom bemoaning that music just wasn't what it used to be anymore, a sentiment unshockingly inspired from overhearing the sounds of now Academy Award-winners Three 6 Mafia. My thoughts were two fold: 1) When did she get so old?, and; 2) At what age will I evolve into a musical curmudgeon. Well, turns out the correct answer to both is 33.
The A.V. Club recently posted results of a study based on US Spotify use that shows listeners stop jammin' to new tunes in their early 30s. Makes sense: I'd rather listen to a symphony of farts echo through an endless cave than hear "Shake It Off" 10,000 more times again at a tailgate...or ever, for that matter.