"I studied rock and roll and I grew up in Dublin in the '70s, music was an alarm bell for me, it woke me up to the world."
- Bono, 2004
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."