Why is it that the music we hear in our teen years holds such an important place in our hearts? The nostalgia associated with tunes from the 1990s (for the Curiosity editorial team, anyway) seems to strengthen as time goes on. This explains why Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" sounds like a work of genius, but today's pop songs sound like repetitive fluff. Are songs from our past really superior, or do we hold a musical bias based on our memories?
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Written by Curiosity Staff December 5, 2016
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