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Allen blasts Radiohead album release

Allen blasts Radiohead album release

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Lily Allen has criticised Radiohead for allowing fans to pay what they like for their new album.

The band released In Rainbows via their website, telling listeners they could contribute a sum they felt was appropriate.

But Allen insisted the move makes it tough for new groups to compete because Radiohead have the luxury of earning a fortune on tour.

She said: "It's arrogant for them to give their music away for free - they've got millions of pounds. It sends a weird message to younger bands who haven't done as well.

"You don't choose how to pay for eggs. Why should it be different for music?"

Rapper Jay-Z recently spoke out in support of the idea, describing it as "genius".
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