"I wrote the book to attempt an argument that a life is the creative act. The great canvas is all the things you do with that life. Then I got to a place where I thought, all I want is to write the great song and be sung by it, because that’s when you surrender. For me, that is the divine utterance: the pop song. I would not be surprised if U2 makes the best album of its life in the next years. Not because the world needs it, but because the band might. That’s a great reason to go into the studio."
- Bono, 2022
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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."