Popular albums return empty track lists

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There are many albums that return empty track lists, even if they are from very well known artists. I have two examples for this:
  • Reputation, by Taylor Swift


  • The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd


Both albums have their tracklist in their corresponding last.fm page, and judging by the number of listeners/playcount they are clearly the right album.

In practice, I get to these albums through an album search first (using Open Scrobbler), and these are both the first results.
Other results include "remastered" and those kind of unwanted labels. The "clean", proper album fails.

This problem has been going on for a good time now (months).
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Enrico Lamperti

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Connacht

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Another issue is with wrong track names, here is "unknown": https://www.last.fm/music/Rush/Moving+Pictures
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Enrico Lamperti

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This is a different issue: in my case the albums are correct in the site (e.g. here) but when I get them from the API it returns an empty list (see screenshots above).

Those unknown tracks are probably due to the first person scrobbling the album having wrong tags for the tracks. In any case, it's a separate issue and probably not related at all with the API. If there's no post already for the issue you mentioned, please open a new one so they can analyze it separately.
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Sorry for the late reply, I'll open a bug ticket for our developers to investigate.  Are there any other albums affected by this?
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I'd assume many are, because I've run into this quite a few times myself.

If you just want some examples for testing:
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Enrico Lamperti

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Another album reported by an user:

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Enrico Lamperti

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More albums, as reported by another user:

I've checked the API response for both and tracklist comes empty.