Skip to content

Noel Gallagher Thinks Apple Music Is ‘Some George Orwell S—t’

Oasis founder Noel Gallagher‘s already registered his opinions on Tidal (they weren’t positive), but now he’s weighed in on their competitor Apple Music. Predictably, he’s not a fan.

“Apple Music, world radio, is that some sort of George Orwell s—t going on” Gallagher asked on a recent podcast appearance. “How can you be so arrogant that you can say ‘We now f—king own world radio.'”

It’s unclear how exactly Gallagher sees the service as resembling the dystopian works of the famed British author, and his gripes sorta sound like they’re more aimed at the general process of curation, which then would’ve been a problem with terrestrial radio too.

“You pay 10 pound a month and then think ‘Mmm, I’m in a jazz mood today’ and then you’re not listening to yours, you’re letting someone else make the decision and I don’t know,” he explained. “Unless there’s a f—king section that says ‘Noel Gallagher’s music collection’ then I won’t be listening to it.”

Of course, you’d have to imagine that some portion of his music collection (including his beloved Kinks) is available to stream through Apple Music, so it seems more that these criticisms are leveled more specifically at Beats 1. You can read his full comments over at the NME, and if his dissension remains unconvincing, it’s probably worth checking out SPIN‘s own assessment of what works and what doesn’t with the new streaming service.