Time for musical math! Don’t worry, I’ve done the equations for you. Sometimes in these quick roundup posts I use 2 or 3 artists to help describe another artist, even though this is often a facile comparison which doesn’t necessarily apply to every song. It’s just an easy shorthand to save you time when trying to decide what to listen to.
Let’s round ’em up (or down, if it’s less than .5)
Early Tom Petty + Sloan + The Wonders
Marina and the Diamonds + Carly Rae Jepsen + Madonna
The Band + George Harrison + Nilsson
Lana Del Ray + Nancy Sinatra + Beth Orton