U2 put together a video responding to fan questions. One fan brought up the album that was automatically added to everyone’s library, wanted or not:
Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples playlists ever again? It’s really rude.
Bono sighed, then said:
Oops, um, I’m sorry about that…This beautiful idea. Might’ve gotten carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania. Touch of generosity. Dash of self promotion. And deep fear that these songs, that we’ve poured our lives into the last few years, mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we, us, we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.
On the video embedded below, the question starts at about 2:18.