"We went to a karaoke bar the night we finished it. Edge wouldn't let me seize the microphone from a lad who was doing Vertigo"
- Bono on Songs of Innocence
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."