"One of my kids, he's 13, and now I'm getting those phone calls: trouble here, homewhere there, disappearing over there - and that's a bit of a challenge, as I now move forward to finishing a record and going on the road. It is a concern."
- Larry Mullen Jr, 2009
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."