A new study compiled by Skynet & Ebert has determined the average age we stop listening to new or popular music, opting instead to listen to nostalgic tunes we associate with our youth. S & E used statistics from Spotify and artist popularity data from The Echo Nest to reach the conclusion that at the age of just 33 is when we officially become squares.
The study also found that men often listen to less popular music than women.
“First, listeners discover less-familiar music genres that they didn’t hear on FM radio as early teens, from artists with a lower popularity rank. Second, listeners are returning to the music that was popular when they were coming of age — but which has since phased out of popularity.”