"With U2, our album isn't finished until it's in the stores. And even then, Edge is still trying to mix it."
- Bono, 2014
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."