Speaking to The Sun the band's guitarist, Jamie Cook, said: "English radio is terrible and Radio 1 plays a lot of crap music. I realised that the other morning when I had the radio going.
"Even music I don't usually listen to, like hip hop, is obviously bad at the moment. There is no real hip hop any more."
Lead singer Alex Turner went on, saying "I hate all those Pop Idol singers. And let me tell you what I can't stand - that f**king R 'n' B cover of (The Smiths') 'Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before'.