"I stopped going to churches and got myself into a different kind of religion. Don't laugh, that's what being in a rock 'n roll band is, not pseudo-religion either.. Show-business is Shamanism: Music is Worship; whether it's worship of women or their designer, the world or its destroyer, whether it comes from the ancient place we call soul or simply the spinal cortex, whether the prayers are on fire with a dumb rage or dove-like desire.. the smoke goes upwards.. to God or something you can replace God with.. usually yourself."
- Bono, 2000
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Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."