Recommendations are very far off

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I just started using my Lastfm account, and have scrobbled a few songs (~30 - this is the total amount in my library so far) to get recommendations. The songs I listened to are mainly rock, however I get really weird recommendations, which are very far off from what had been scrobbled.

e.g.: Soundtracks from Superman Returns, the Last of Us, American Beauty, etc. Some artists are claimed to be in my library, but this is not true.

The main reason why I made an account was to get recommendations for songs/bands based on what I listen to. Is there a problem on my end or is the recommendation feed broken?

Is there something I can do to improve the quality of the least to be in the broad genre of songs I listen to?
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SilViu, we had an issue with the scrobbles processing for recommendations system which meant we had to stop updating the scrobbles for recommendations. The issue has been resolved now and we are processing the scrobble backlog which might take sometime. Once it catches up you should see better results.

As Svilcans mentioned 30 scrobbles are not enough to describe your taste. As you scrobble more we will get a better idea about your musical taste and our algorithms can generate better results.