For all of us, we have a musical sweet spot in our lives. It happens roughly between the ages of 14 and 24, from the time we enter high school to the time life begins to intrude with its demands of jobs, mortgages and families. During that period, almost nothing is more important to us than music. It not only becomes a personal obsession but something we use to proclaim our identity to the rest of the world. Beyond our mid-20s, though, we become too busy to keep up with what’s going on in music the way we used to. Don’t worry because this is perfectly natural. But according to big data gleaned by streaming music companies, people suffer some kind of musical midlife crisis around the age of 42. That’s when they make a serious attempt to get back into the music scene, maybe in some sort of effort to prove that they’re not old and just as vital as they used to be. And for a while—how long is still to be determined—people try to consume music as they did when they were younger. Anyone want to weigh in on that theory? Perhaps the 42 year-olds out there?