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The Japanese Version of Pop with One Extra Track- 'Holy Joe'(Guilty Mix).
Get one thing straight: Techno is merely the fairy dust sprinkled atop another massive, brilliantly conceived slab of dense, drug-like rock & roll from the only band this side of the Smashing Pumpkins who could pull off such a feat. Mainstream audiences are desperate for something fresh yet familiar, and this Warholian treatise on the plasticity of pop culture expertly mixes new sonic colors with the band's signature art-rock genius. "Discotheque" is an exhilarating opener, "Staring at the Sun" is their answer to relative upstarts Oasis's hit "Wonderwall," and "If God Will Send His Angels" has the makings of a crossover anthem. This is U2 in peak unit-shifting form. --Jeff Bateman
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In reality, POP contains songs that are among the bands best.
MOFO is among the best dance songs of all time. You could groove too it if you wanted. But in the midst of all that noise, are some of the best lyrics Bono has ever written.
PLEASE is a sort of sequel to SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY, and musically at least, probably even better. It is the band firing on all cylinders, with Adam Clayton delivering one of his best bass lines.
THE PLAYBOY MANSION is Edge at his most soulful. IF YOU WEAR THAT VELVET DRESS started out as a B-Side, but was too good to leave off the album and is among its highlights.
You can hear Bono having a ball recording MIAMI. Even Alan Ginsberg was a fan. He quoted the lyrics in admiration of Bono's take on Beat Poetry.
I'm not completely sure why this album was considered disapointing to some. I think in part, the marketing when it was first released was quite poor. Save maybe three songs, it is not a dance album.
It is, arguably our most consistently great band, taking risks and winning out. Maybe it will become their MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. U2 takes more risks than most bands near their stature would dare dream. Give this disc a few good listens...You'll LEARN TO LIKE THE WAY IT FEELS...
The songs that work (the ones mentioned above) make the album worthwhile, without a doubt! But some of these songs deserved much better. If God Will Send His Angels is beautiful and heartbreaking at its core; but it is garishly ill-conceived in its production. It would've worked much better as a straight, earnest 4-piece-band ballad. And Mofo had potential, but was so relentlessly overworked all its life was pounded out.
This album has some of the best songwriting U2 has ever had, which is why it's ultimately somewhat of a dissapointment. Never have they done so little with so much. Still, now it must be taken for what it is, and not what it should've been- and U2 have another disc in Pop that deserves many listens.
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This is near u2 prime territory and is pretty well gold..
Get the import w 'holy joe'.
This album rocks and is highly under appreciated. I am a U2 fan from the 80's and this is just a newer U2 album. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2007 by Terrence D. Carkner
With the massive "ZooTV" tour and record-combo of "Achtung Baby" and "Zooropa" behind them, the attitude as U2 re-convined in 1995 for a work on a... Read morePublished on June 23 2004
This CD is brilliant. It is powerful, moving, and intense. Let me tell you why.
Crystal Method is a perfect example of what happens when poor musicians attempt to... Read more
U2 tried a new direction with POP, and it failed. I am very strong U2 fan, and this is by far the worst album they ever recorded. Read morePublished on May 6 2004 by David L
This is an album that hit the pop market with a totally new sound and look, as they also did with the Joshua Tree, though the sentiment here is vastly different. Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by K. Hughes
I give this album 3 stars, plus 2 extra stars just for the song "Miami." I don't understand the reviewer below who panned this track. Read morePublished on April 29 2004 by Sam R.
This album was released in March 1997 and marked the four-yearly re-emergence of U2, who are undoubtedly still one of the leading rock bands in the world. Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Dr Jeremy Buddle