U2 - Pop
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1997 Ratings: #38 / 77
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Based on 98 ratings
1997 Ratings: #64
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March 3, 1997 / Release Date
LP / Format
Island / Label
Rock / Genres
www.u2.com / Website
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U2 continue their experimentation during the '90s by making a record inspired by dance, electronic and techno music. There are some great songs here but overall it is way overlong and out of ideas.
Pop is not the disaster that most people think it is. Sure, it's an unexpected turn for the band but generally speaking, the change in sound doesn't affect the songs themselves all that much. Still, the songs on Pop aren't the greatest. I've struggled for more than a decade to settle on my feelings for this record, but after letting it simmer for a bit I've come to the conclusion that this is simply a decent album. Not bad but not quite good either.

Of the 12 tracks, I'd say Miami is the only ... read more
pretty great for a comedy album
Ultimo album degli U2 con una scintilla, e anche bella splendete. Quando è uscito, ammettiamolo, non è stato capito, ma più di venti anni dopo è ancora un LP innovativo, moderno. Dal 2000 in avanti gli U2 sceglieranno di non rinnovarsi più, di rimanere nella loro comfort zone, POP è tutta un'altra cosa. Suoni, melodie, anche synth indimenticabili, grazie ai produttori Flood ed Howie B. Album da capire, da ascoltare tante volte, ma che poi non ti lascia ... read more
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Track List

  1. Discotheque 
  2. Do You Feel Loved 
  3. Mofo 
  4. If God Will Send His Angels 
  5. Staring At The Sun 
  6. Last Night On Earth 
  7. Gone 
  8. Miami 
  9. The Playboy Mansion 
  10. If You Wear That Velvet Dress 
  11. Please 
  12. Wake Up Dead Man
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Added on: October 28, 2012