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So Apple thought somehow everyone would love the new U2 album, titled ‘Songs of Innocence’… Really Apple?! Well for anyone not a U2 fan, your worst nightmare has occurred. A brand new album stuck in your iTunes library, not necessarily downloaded but still appearing in the list of music you have.

Here’s how to fix that problem:

You won’t necessarily see the U2 album in your iTunes library unless you’ve turned on iTunes Match or enabled the “Show iTunes in the Cloud” or “Show All Music” setting.

UPDATE: Apple released a webpage to delete the album from your iTunes. Go here.

You can’t “delete” the album but you can hide it, forever.

First, open iTunes from a computer and navigate to the iTunes Store.

Once you’re there, click on “Purchased.” Like the screenshot below.

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Then you’ll be brought to a collection of your past iTunes purchases. Some you regret, others you’re glad you made. And then theres that U2 album.

Scroll until you find U2’s “Songs of Innocence,” move your mouse over the top-left-hand corner of the album, and click the “X.”

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Clicking that X will make your life better, and hide the album in iTunes. Now you might still see the album on your iPhone, due to the “Show All Music” setting.

To turn off this setting, go to your iPhone’s Settings, tap “Music,” and scroll until you see the toggle to turn off “Show All Music.”

Also you can go to Settings, “iTunes & App Store”, and turn off “Show All Music”.

Hope this helps you and you can resume listening to the likes of G-Eazy, Iggy Azalea, and Taylor Swift. Or whatever you fancy.

[h/t Business Insider]