Psychologists at the University of Cambridge say that our musical tastes adapt to different periods in our life. They looked at large pool of people in two cross-sectional studies. They found that adolescence is dominated by a preference forintense music like punk and metal that coincides with the need to establishidentity. This need for intensity wanes in early adulthood as taste move onto contemporary pop, rap, and R&B while life in that stage is sort ofabout finding love. Once reaching middle-age, where thing are a little calmer, a more sophisticated palate craves jazz and classical and unpretentious country, folk and blues. I’ve always said I felt like I had a soundtrack to my life. Researchers say that our tastes develop to particular challenges faced at different stages of our personal evolution.