Robert Smith Says Radiohead Model Is “An Idiot Plan”

Sorry guys, the price of a Cure album will never be Up To You. Robert skewered the In Rainbows strategy in an interview with Music Radar thusly: “You can’t allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don’t consider what you do to have any value at all and that’s nonsense. If I put a value on my music and no one’s prepared to pay that, then more fool me, but the idea that the value is created by the consumer is an idiot plan, it can’t work.” We’ll help Robert out by completing his thought for him: “Except for the time In Rainbows went to #1 on the charts. Other than that, it can’t work.” You’re welcome.