WRONG! Pop is one of U2' BEST ALBUMS
By Jim M
The critics are wrong! POP was a great follow up to Achtung Baby and Zooroopa, three of U2's Best Albums... Far better than the last few albums which were pretty crappy in comparison to the greatness of Achtung Baby and Pop!
Clearly wanting to compete with depeche mode
By Unseen Mirrors
Stop trying to compete with depeche mode U2, this album is clearly to compete with their album ultra
The last GREAT U2 album
By That One Guy!
When I first heard POP in 1997, it shocked me - not in a bad way, but I didn't know what to think. I was 16 and hadn't heard a new U2 album since I was 12 - Zooropa (not counting the Passengers album), and it was so different from anything they had ever done. I liked all the songs though. This was back when every U2 album was great, with a lot of great out-takes as well. It was the last great U2 album (though they've still had a lot of great songs since then). POP could easily be an amazing double album, but as a single album, there are a few songs I'd drop and a few out-takes that I'd replace them with, and I'd rearrange the song order a bit.
Here's my preferred track listing for POP:
(1) Last Night On Earth; (2) Gone; (3) If God Will Send His Angels; (4) Do You Feel Loved; (5) Staring At the Sun; (6) Holy Joe; (7) The Playboy Mansion; (8) If You Wear That Velvet Dress; (9) Discothèque; (10) North and South of the River; (11) Wake Up Dead Man.
Awesome album right there! But again, all the other album songs and out-takes would still make a great double album.
This is a dark album, much different than its title and artwork suggest. The lyrical content is so deep (if god will send his angels, please, wake up dead man). Haters, give it another listen. Listen to the words and pretend not to be moved, I dare you.
Their Worst Album
By far the worst album they ever made. The only good song is Staring At The Sun. Doesn't come close to classics like Zooropa, The Joshua Tree, The Unforgettable Fire, War, etc.
The song is missing from the album