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Similar artists

How are the “similar artists” determined? I often see the same recommendations with many musicians, usually bigger names, even if it’s a more unknown artist themselves. Like I see Lana Del Rey as similar artist on every second artist page.

For example, Agnes Obel:

Granted, her music sounds rudimentary to the suggestions, but she’s much closer to others such as Ane Brun, Feist or Sophie Hunger.

The recommendations of Spotify or are much more specific:

Another weird example: Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey nearest to ABBA?