Lol this joke reminded me when everyone got a U2 album on their phone...

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  1. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

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    Evolution of music sales:
    1. Pay a lot
    2. Pay a little
    3. Pay anything
    4. OK fine, just pay once a month
    5. *** you, now you own a U2 album
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    haha nice...

    One thing always bothered me about the free U2 album - people like John Gruber & others were like "Only ungrateful people would complain about getting a free album". However, that is the not the case. Apple was in the wrong:

    A. There is no universally liked band (what if this was Justin Bieber's album or Dr. Dre's)?
    B. It was an opt-out experience... I woke the day after the day it auto-downloaded & was out for a run (listening to my Music), and I'm like "What is this song? How did this get on my iPhone?!".

    There is a difference between mailing someone a free U2 CD and breaking into their car & putting it in their CD player.
     
  3. skywalkerr69 macrumors 6502a

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  4. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    They shoved something onto my phone without permission. Not to mention I'm not a fan of easy-listening.
     
  5. JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    It's actually rock.

    I have yet to listen to the whole album myself besides the first song. The first song never got my attention so I listened to a few seconds of each track and gave up on it.
    I never got into them much after they did Zooropa.

    U2 was a band where it was hard to fit them into one genre in the 80s. You could walk into a bible book store and find their albums being sold right next to Rez Band and Amy Grant.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    That's funny.

    Yeah, they should have just announced it as free and let people download it willingly themselves, kinda like how Wilco put out this last album of theirs.

    I've listened to Songs of Innocence five times according to iTunes. I actually downloaded and listened to it the moment they announced it, heh. But then I like U2, I know loads and loads and loads of people don't.
     
  7. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    If Apple installed anything by Justin Bieber or Dr. Dre on my phone, I'd switch to Android!
     

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