"The last two weeks of the making of any U2 album are 'chaos'. Everything is up for grabs; lyrics are still being written, some songs are being entirely retooled and others simply dumped."
- Steve Lillywhite describes the making of an U2 album
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."