"Some people write songs about the way characters see things. Some artists perform with a wink. That's just not the way with U2. When people perform from their gut - when John Lennon sang a song called "Mother" - that was not a hip thing to do. He was exposing himself. It's performers like that I admire."
- Bono, 1989
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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."