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Apple Just Put U2's New Album In Your iTunes Library And Everyone Is Freaking Out

"And YOU get U2! And YOU get U2!"

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The massively popular rock band, and longtime Apple affiliates, were expected to play the event. But they went much further than that by announcing a new album that would be available for free instantly.

Songs of Innocence, U2's 13th album and first in five years, was automatically pushed to over 500 million iTunes accounts via the cloud. iTunes users can access the album for free just by searching their libraries.

iTunes.

"I do believe you have over half a billion subscribers to iTunes, so — could you get this to them?" Bono said to Cook from the keynote stage, after a performance of new single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" that was somewhat less than awe-inspiring.

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Then, to celebrate the release, Cook and Bono did this:

The album will get a more traditional release on Oct. 14. Here's the Yeezus-esque album art and tracklist.

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Tracklisting:

The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)

Every Breaking Wave

California (There Is No End To Love)

Song For Someone

Iris (Hold Me Close)

Volcano

Raised By Wolves

Cedarwood Road

Sleep Like A Baby Tonight

This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now

The Troubles

After finding an unpurchased new U2 album in their iTunes libraries, some people were confused.

Did anyone else randomly get a new U2 record on their itunes?

Dan Rivers@RiverzDaniel

Did anyone else randomly get a new U2 record on their itunes?

4:42 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I don't remember downloading the new U2 album but it appears it's just appeared on my iTunes anyway. =/

Sii@SiChunLam

I don't remember downloading the new U2 album but it appears it's just appeared on my iTunes anyway. =/

4:43 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The pop nerd in me loves the over the top showbiz side of the U2 thing but the whole "oh it's in your iTunes now!" thing is creepy too..

Conor Behan@platinumjones

The pop nerd in me loves the over the top showbiz side of the U2 thing but the whole "oh it's in your iTunes now!" thing is creepy too..

4:42 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

My 16 year old just found U2 album in her itunes library. Has a look on her face as if she has just been leered at by a 70 year old perv

Ann@cut2theroot

My 16 year old just found U2 album in her itunes library. Has a look on her face as if she has just been leered at by a 70 year old perv

4:43 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why are U2 inflicting their new album on me by sneaking it onto my iTunes library?!

Alex Thorp@Alex_Thorp

Why are U2 inflicting their new album on me by sneaking it onto my iTunes library?!

4:44 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Wow, so the new U2 just shows up in your iTunes library even if you didn't ask for it or download it yourself? Aggressive!

T. Cole Rachel@tcolerachel

Wow, so the new U2 just shows up in your iTunes library even if you didn't ask for it or download it yourself? Aggressive!

4:49 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But some others were like "Free U2? YAAASS."

That's very kind. Thanks! ==> U2 Releases New Album for Free on iTunes | Variety http://t.co/024vEExZsn

#StandUp4Freedom@LibertyForUSA

That's very kind. Thanks! ==> U2 Releases New Album for Free on iTunes | Variety http://t.co/024vEExZsn

4:50 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Wow @U2 just released their new album. And it's free on iTunes. Am I dreaming? I've been waiting for this for five years!! #songsofinnocence

Marie Dor Ù†@ifmary

Wow @U2 just released their new album. And it's free on iTunes. Am I dreaming? I've been waiting for this for five years!! #songsofinnocence

4:46 PM - 09 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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