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Is it true that people tend to like music from their teenage years for most of their lives? [duplicate]

I often heard it said that people tend to end up most fond of music they listened to during their teenage years. If true, why would this be? Have there perhaps even been scientific studies on this? ...
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Does Chan Marshall's stage name “Cat Power” have a specific meaning?

I know that a general question about stage names already exists here, but I was wandering if in the specific case of American songwriter Chan Marshall her stage name has a strong meaning or if it is ...
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Why do famous musicians do drugs?

Many famous musicians die from drug overdose or have drug addiction problems. Why do so many famous musicians use drugs? Do they help them somehow (or at least they think they help them)?
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Does aging affect our taste in music?

When I was in school I was fan of pop music as I grow up I found Rock more interesting. Later I found myself more in hiphop which end into trance,techno and electronic music in college days. Now I ...
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Synaesthesia or not?

I've always wondered about it. I never see sounds out there, but I can't help but imagining colors with certain sounds. Metallic drum sounds look either silver or golden (colors that drums like ...
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Why do music genres exist?

For instance, every band/artist is unique to what they call themselves (performer/stage name.) It would seem easier to describe a taste in music by specific bands you enjoy versus a particular genre. ...
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Why do we associate different types of music with different behaviour?

Why is it that we associate metal and dubstep, for example, with aggressive behaviour, and we associate classical music with calm behavior? Is it based on superstition, or is there something else ...
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Why do some songs end up as catchy tunes?

In Germany we say: "Ich habe einen Ohrwurm", which means something like: "I got a catchy tune in my head". Is there a reason why some songs do this to us?
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Why do so many musicians use stage names instead of their real names?

It's pretty common for musicians to use nicknames or stage names instead of their real names; for example, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bono from U2. Is there a reason why so many musicians do ...
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What is the quality threshold for recordings sounding better/truer?

I have a couple of "audiophile" friends who either obsess of vinyl or lossless FLAC files and invest a lot of money into special headphones and audio systems, and swear by the massive difference it ...
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Why is the length of a song in much modern music between 3 and 4 minutes?

One of our definition questions. This intrigued me because there are a lot of possible answers and I don't know if it's been investigated. Is it simply convention? Is there some sort of ...