Will it be as self-proclaimed “punk rock” as the iCloud method? Only time will tell.
The vinyl creeps in just in time for the GRAMMY deadline of Sept. 30.
As the band explains on their website, the photograph on the cover is the band’s drummer “protecting his 18-year-old son.”
In some cases these albums actually helped create new paths for the artist going forward; at other times they were more of an interesting diversion. But in all cases, these ten albums stand the test of time and are satisfying listens no matter what the context.
“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”
U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.
Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.
If you wake up with an unexpected movie on your iCloud over the next few weeks, you’ll know who’s to blame.
The always outspoken Osbourne matriarch is not impressed by U2’s move, in case you were wondering.
The band will take the problem off your hands. Literally.
“These songs were always destined,” Bono said in voiceover narration.
Even though the album is free on iTunes, many users found U2’s surprise release difficult to access. Here’s how to get it (and get rid of it).
The RIAA have not yet made a statement on if they will certify the U2 album with gold or platinum status that includes the free downloads of this album.
Apple’s big day was complemented by a big release from one of the biggest bands in the world.
The band has let it be known that they’re not springing their 13th album as part of the upcoming Apple campaign for the next iPhone.
Will they or won’t they release an album this year? That’s the question U2’s fans have been asking for months.