"'Authentic' is a word that's often applied to rock 'n' roll, and 'authentic' is a word I don't give a fuck about. What's authentic? Soul is much more than just authentic."
- Bono, in 1992
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."