Muse Ick

Why the music we love as teens stays with us for life.

Speak for yourself. I now don’t like or find the music mostly unlistenable that I enjoyed as a teenager. For instance, my favorite song in 1992 was probably “Alive” by Pearl Jam. I can’t listen to that song at all anymore and it has no nostalgic memories for me either way.

Sure, there are exceptions, like Tori Amos and Mazzy Star and a few others, but for the most part, I don’t listen to much of the music I did as a teenager, and to the extent that I do, I don’t listen to it often and I wouldn’t count any of my favorite songs from then as favorites now.

My 10 favorite songs at the moment:

1) Saint Claude – Christine and the Queens

2) Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves

3) Lo Boob Oscillator – Stereolab

4) Walk With Me – Lisa Mitchell

5) Boom Clap – Charli XCX

6) Planets – Kate Rusby

7) 100 Black Coffins – Rick Ross

8) Tennis Court – Lorde

9) Sarah – Kate Miller-Heidke

10) Bodaich Odhar Hoghaigearraidh – Julie Fowlis

Not much that is very old on that list, which is typical of me. I get tired of songs and never want to hear them again — or at least not for a very long time.