Various Artists Album Scobbles Have Vanished

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Hi, since the return of the 7 day album scrobbles I have noticed that any albums I have scrobbled that are Various Artist releases are no longer appearing in my charts. I have noticed that if i go to a track from a Various Artist release however to see how many times it has been scrobbled & highlight the album it is from it will display the album as a Various Artist album. Strange. Is this just another Changeover / Migration bug

 Example here : http://www.last.fm/user/Rob_209/library/music/Keane/_/With+or+Without+You

          http://www.last.fm/user/Rob_209/library/music/Various+Artists/Radio+1's+Live+Lounge
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Posted 4 years ago

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Dan Conway

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This is an issue that they need to fix pronto, I have e-mailed and highlighted this many times and if they don't fix it by the end of the month, i'm out of here. An absolute shambles.

I also have Various Artists showing as an Artist which is proper ticking me off
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Andrey Lazuk

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With such a speed of improvement... I think they are not THEY, but HE or SHE :)
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Julio Ruiz

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Come on lastfm staff! at least give an answer :/
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I think this may not just be Various Artists, but anything with an album artist that differs from the track artists. I've noticed that not only are any Various Artists releases missing from my overall album charts, my top album has gone down a few places and has a lower play count. This is an album that has a small number of tracks with artists that are different from the album artist. The change in play count would correspond to the number of times I've played those particular tracks.
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Correct. The 'album artist' field gets completely ignored; it doesn't have to say "Various Artists".
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Yeah, same thing happening here with this album http://www.last.fm/music/Paul+Weller/Hit+Parade (others as well) it has been split into 3 different albums. Exactly the same thing happens with Various Artists etc when scrobbling from the android player as well. Charts are a right mess ! Please take a look at this guys !!
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This needs to be fixed soon! I hate the fact that each artist with a song on a soundtrack has an album for the soundtrack on their profile! This was working well a week ago.
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I've just noticed this, and I hope they look into it soon. It used to work so well, now I don't know if my VA album scrobbles have been relocated to other albums for each artist or what.
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Rob_209

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*** Shameless Bump ***

Any news or thread with an official response of acknowledgement ??
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Rolo Rojo

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I hate this. 
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Rob_209

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I have set another tread about the issue explaining the problem a little better than this one does. https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/various-artists-compilation-albums-album-artist-tag-not-be...
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abigwater

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everything is borrowed from spotify and will never be fixed agian.
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whatwillburn

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I'd stopped listening to VA albums on Spotify because they didn't scrobble properly. I guess now they're both broken I can do that again :/
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Rolo Rojo

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Lastfm, can you answer us? I mean, just by respect and decency.
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Rob_209

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Still happening = (
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I also have this problem, and have just noticed this thread. I reported the problem over in one of the tech areas of this forum, but since it attracted no comments I was starting to wonder if it was just me.
If may help if you comment or +1 over there too.
https://getsatisfaction.com/lastfm/topics/track-scrobble-is-broken
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I've posted about this problem before. Since then I've found out that the problem only occurs with albums where I have "V/A" in the album artist field.
There are other albums that technically are also compilation albums, but where I have something else in the album artist field, that scrobble fine. For instance, there's a split album where I have "Thorns / Emperor" in the album artist field, but all the songs have either Thorns or Emperor in the artist field. This one scrobbles fine, even though album artist never equals artist.
Other example: a classical music album where I always put the composer in the artist field, but I have the name of the performer in the album artist field throughout the entire album. This also scrobbles fine!
So it's just the "V/A" albums that disappear in a puff of smoke... 
For me at least. Anyone notice anything similar?
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<<<So it's just the "V/A" albums that disappear in a puff of smoke... 
For me at least. Anyone notice anything similar?>>>
Yes. They used to reject scrobbles with an artist tag of Various Artists. That seems a good thing to do. But they now apply the filter to the AlbumArtist tag too, which rejects legitimate scrobbles IMO.
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I listen to a lot of Video Game Soundtracks where there are alot of different Artists Track's on a compilation this used to be my highest scrobbles Video Game soundtrack http://vgmdb.net/album/276 It is now displaying a seperate album of the same title for every artist.  They are tagged as
 Artist = Artist "X" or Artist "Y",
 Album Artist = Konami Kukeiha Club

 Another example is http://www.discogs.com/Weller-Jam-Style-Council-The-Paul-Weller-Hit-Parade/master/80561 again this had aroubd 200 scrobbles, agan it now is split into 3 different albums each by the jam, style council, & paul weller. All tracks tagged as "Album Artist" Paul Weller. I am finding this extremely annoying, firstly the actual problem itself, secondly the fact that whoever looks at these threads on here is totally oblivious to the problem !!!!!!!!!
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Man Doerky

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Yeah, this is annoying.
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Profoundemonium

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Have the staff even acqknowledged this as a problem yet? It is making a huge mess of compilations and other multi-artist releases.
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sakigaby

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We have wailed about this issue for months since the forced switch to beta and not even one acknowledgement. The whole thing is a mess!
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david bauwens

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Of course not, they stopped caring about the whole damn thing months ago. Last.fm is a ghost site, slowly drifting into oblivion.
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:'(

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