"It's never about competing with other bands. We compete with ourselves, with the idea of not becoming crap like everyone else does."
- Bono on How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, 2005
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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."