Sinéad O'Connor is the latest musician to criticise U2's decision to make their new album available for free online, saying that the band "invaded people's lives" by forcing their music on the public.

“There was something almost terrorist about it." she told The Daily Mail. "I’m really not a U2 fan, but it wasn’t at all kosher invading people’s lives like that, It was bad management.”    

U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence, was uploaded for free onto iTunes in September and the band have come in for criticism from many of their fellow musicians, including Foo Fighters and Pink Floyd.

"What they did with iTunes was a badly-judged move, to “force it on people who didn't want it in the first place.” O'Connor said.

O'Connor, who worked with U2 guitarist The Edge on the soundtrack to the film Captive in 1986, has had a history of friction with U2 dating back to the 1980s.