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Sinead O'Connor: 'U2's iTunes release was almost terrorism'

Sinead O'Connor has become the latest rocker to blast U2's decision to release their new album direct to iTunes users, calling the move a "badly judged" one.

Just days after she teamed up with fellow Ireland native Bono for the reworking of Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas? single, the Nothing Compares 2 U singer has gone public with her feelings about the unconventional debut of his band's new release Songs of Innocence.


Bono and his bandmates gave fans and critics alike a free download of the record through an automatic iTunes add-on.


The release was slammed by many who didn't want to hear the new album, prompting Bono to eventually admit the debut was a mistake.


And now O'Connor is criticizing the rocker, stating, "What they did with iTunes was a badly judged move. There was something almost terrorist about it. I'm really not a U2 fan but it wasn't at all kosher invading people's lives like that. It was bad management.


"Funny thing is, the kid who devised the app that removed the U2 album from people's computers - he made a fortune apparently."