Could you let people change information about albums and songs?

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A lot of information such as songs names are incorrect. 
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He's dead, Jim!

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You can vote on if it is correct or not.
Also Last.fm gets the data from (among other) MusicBrainz and Discogs and there you can fix the errors yourself.
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Elliot Robinson

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Speaking of Amazon, I can't believe the Last FM team didn't build in a filter for all the "<album title> [Explicit]/[Clean]" bollocks that Amazon do on their album names - I mean surely that's a glaringly obvious thing to filter out. They appear to have managed it successfully for "[Remastered]" on track names so it can't be that hard to implement.
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Yep. The database is full of such releases. A filter would help and clean up artist pages for sure. But people are still going to Scrobble with these tags and generate new album pages anyway. We really need a functioning auto-correction system that actually works and can merge all releases and Scrobble data together automatically. 

Easier said than done.
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Elliot Robinson

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It would be nice if Last FM's official database listings didn't incorporate them, though.
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He's dead, Jim!

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And the nonsense of "- EP" and "- Single" suffixes. Where does that even come from? Is that from iTunes?
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Elliot Robinson

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Yep, iTunes do that.

Very occasionally, it's a helpful way to distinguish single releases from the accompanying album of the same name, but as a general rule of thumb it's not necessary. For the aforementioned exceptions, I can understand why that hasn't been addressed yet, but I see no justification for the "[explicit]" / "[clean]" entries.
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Lucas Feitoza

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Looks like they're currently looking for a way to make this possible.
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Patrick

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But, the question is, when? Are they going to launch something like this in 2018? I'm willing to help them to fix the mayhem and make sure that trolled database and catalog disappears off the LFM service.