Your music tastes could signal a midlife crisis

Can Spotify Tell If You're Going Through a Midlife Crisis?

The kind of music you have in your playlist could be a sign you're on the brink of a midlife crisis.

That's according to music streaming service Spotify, which recently explored listening habits and found that somewhere in the early 40's many music fans shift from their old "mature" playlists and decide to check out pop music.

Here's how the company explained it on their blog:

During the teenage years, we embrace music at the top of the charts more than at any other time in our lives. As we grow older, our taste in music diverges sharply from the mainstream up to age 25, and a bit less sharply after that. We're starting to listen to "our" music, not "the" music.

Music taste reaches maturity at age 35. Around age 42, music taste briefly curves back to the popular charts - a musical midlife crisis and attempt to harken back to our youth, perhaps?

Do your music taste make you think you might be going through a midlife crisis? Tell us what you're listening to these days in the comments below.

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