I have noticed that the music made my most artists/bands is terrific during their first few records, but eventually gets monotonous, boring or plain dull. It's not really about their age, though. Just that the quality of music drastically reduces after they have put out a few records. There are exceptions, but very few. What could be the reason?
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This is true of many band but not all. One reason is that creativity peaks between ages 30 to 40 in most humans no matter if it be in the sciences, math, writing or music.
Radiohead is one of the first exceptions that comes to mind. They've come a long way since The Bends. NIN is also a very sweet exception. The Fragile is my favorite piece of work by them. While Neil Young petered out a bit ago him now being in his seventies he gave us much good music for many decades.
Of course I can't overlook David Bowie this week. His style changed drastically over the years. Frank Zappa is a god. Fiona Apple continues to churn out good music as does Adele, Modonna, Cher.
These people are rarities. In other fields such as Physics most peak around 40. They are still great minds but by your later years most your good stuff is behind you. You may be better than most but not better than your 30 or 40 year old self. Same goes with athletes.0
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