"The college stations were crucial to U2 becoming known in the American radio world. We were really delighted to discover that there was this network of underground stations that had been playing a lot of music from the U.K. and from Ireland and that people knew about our records through college stations. I think that was a turning point for us. You have some of the most progressive, most interesting radio in the world in the form of college and public stations. To see it as a commercial world is only to see one side of it."
- The Edge, 1998
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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."