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Taylor Hawkins Thinks U2’s New Album ‘Sounds Like a Fart’

The Foo Fighters' drummer also criticized the now-infamous 'Songs of Innocence' release strategy

U2 have been taking a lot of crap for their controversial release of Songs of Innocence, but Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins suggests that maybe that’s exactly what they were doing when they made the album. “It just kinda sounds like a fart any way you listen to it,” Hawkins told theMusic.com.au, noting that he had only heard the album once but was thoroughly underwhelmed.

“What happened to U2, man? I don’t think people are that hyped on them,” the drummer said, dumping yet another load of criticism on the so-called biggest band in the world. Hawkins surmised that the album’s memorable release flushed away what little affection the public had left for U2, as forcing Songs of Innocence onto their iTunes was a cruddy thing to do.

I mean, I think they probably thought it was gonna be a great idea, “Here’s the deal: everybody who has an iPhone, gets your record. And they get it for free!” And they thought, probably, “Well that’s pretty awesome!” but they didn’t really take into consideration the Big Brother feeling that kinda goes along with like, “[In menacing voice] You have the new U2 record” … You couldn’t get rid of it and they actually had to come up with an app to get rid of it, that’s horrible.

Personally, we would encourage Bono to fire back by insulting the Foo’s new album Sonic Highways and call them the “Poo Fighters.” And then maybe Dave Grohl will get involved and respond by calling U2 “U-Number-2.” The possibilities are endless.