I would not say my taste was cemented at 14. It has been evolving ever since. I discovered most of my favourite bands/singers in my 20's and I'm always looking for new things. And the more I broaden my knowledge of music, the less some of the things I thought were brilliant at 14 seem all the great anymore.

What I think is true is that at 14 I was headed in the right direction, and while some bands no longer seem relevant to me, perhaps they were a necessary stepping stone for me to listen to more interesting music.