"We called our album 'Pop' because so we didn't have to call our album 'Rock', because we're so bored with rock."
- Bono, 1997
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."