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 recommendations...at least to be in the broad genre of songs I listen to?
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The whole site is broken, unfortunately. Most of my recommendations are songs/albums that I've already listened to.
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He's dead, Jim!

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30 tracks is way too few to get good results. You probably have to scrobble a lot more to get any accuracy.
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Is 15,167 tracks enough?
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He's dead, Jim!

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Should be acceptable.
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He's dead, Jim!

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What does your rant have to do with the issue that "recommendations are very far off"?
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Didn't Jon say in another thread that the site is having problems with recommendations, so they're currently using some backup of old data. So current recommendations are outdated and therefore not as accurate as they should be? That's why songs we've already Scrobbled keep popping up.

https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/-artist-recommendations-now-show-already-many-times-listen...
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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.
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What about the users' with over 15,000, 30,000? This issue is a repeat, what will be the excuse next month ?
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I have almost 200,000 scrobbles and my recommendations make zero sense as well. Not that anyone cares, but yeah, just wanted to say that.
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ohgod, what's your Last.fm username?  As Sachin said, for the better part of 3 weeks, we've been recovering from a serious failure with the recommendations service, which will hopefully be resolved for good in the next few days.  Once that's resolved (hopefully by the end of today), if you continue to have issues with recommendations, the best thing to do would be to start  a new thread with some examples of recs that "make zero sense" so we can investigate for you.

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