"That's a failure? In Europe, PopMart was seen as an absolutely groundbreaking pop-art milestone. Here, it was seen as a flop. I don't like our musical experiments being seen as indulgent."
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."