"If I'm honest, there is something about the sound of the record that is a little too organized. That's what happens when you're too long in the studio. But it's called 'Songs of Innocence' for a reason. That's the challenge with this band after all these years — songwriting — not sonic fireworks or experimentation. Can we write songs that truly hold up?"
- Bono on Songs of Innocence, 2015
did you know
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."