Wrong redirecting / showing album in library

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Hello. Today I saw that my scrobbles of Kátai Tamás are redirected here. In fact, I scrobbled them as "Kátai Tamás" but later realised that tags of "album artists" are incorrect and makes scrobbles of "Tamas Katai" album.
But while looking at profile I see this:

So the album of Katai Tamas - if here was album of reversed name (which I scrobbled) I'd notice earlier that I messed up the tags.

And the questions are here:
1. Why on profile's "top albums" there is wrong album showing? Is it a bug?
2. Is it any way to redirect all my album scrobbles to "Katai Tamas" instead of "Tamas Katai"? I don't wanna scrobble everything again, it will be so painful thing.
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Tom Stephen

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Did you scrobble from a local mp3, or streaming service?  For the first track on Slower Structures, can you please post the full ID3 tag metadata (Artist, album artist, album name, track title), so we can reproduce the issue?  

To clarify, you expected to see your scrobbles here, right?
https://www.last.fm/pl/user/Toma400/library/music/K%C3%A1tai+Tam%C3%A1s/Slower+Structures

Or did you expect your profile page to have the artist listed as "Tamas Katai"?  (Which is the correct spelling of the artist's name?)

I think this is a known issue with the way the library handles album artists, rather than a redirection, but it would definitely help if you can clarify what you scrobbled exactly, and how you expected it to be displayed on your profile and library.
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I scrobbled everything from local mp3, on Winamp (because Tamas Katai tend to upload his whole music for free on bandcamp).

First track:
Artist: Kátai Tamás
Album artist: Tamás Kátai
Album name: Slower Structures
Track title: Music for Breakfast

Of course it's how I scrobbled it, if it's possible I wanted to have both artist and album artist as "Kátai Tamás".

And yes, I expected to see everything here, as I didn't recognise I hadn't change "album artist" (after downloading from bandcamp one album has "Kátai Tamás" spelling and second one - reverse one) I wanted to make both of them as one artist, so tried to use more popular name but forgot about this second line. But if there's visible that I scrobble wrong 'artist album' on my profile page, I'd easier see my mistake.

About correct spelling - according to this comment which I believe is from author Tamás Kátai, both are correct. It's because Hungarian language tend to reverse name and surname. To be more precise, album "Erika szobája" was tagged as "Kátai Tamás" by default, and second "Slower Structures" - conversely.