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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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The Japanese Version of Pop with One Extra Track- 'Holy Joe'(Guilty Mix).

      
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All Artists: U2
Title: Pop
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal Japan
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 5/16/2000
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Pop
UPC: 4988011349737

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The Japanese Version of Pop with One Extra Track- 'Holy Joe'(Guilty Mix).

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Damaris P. from ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
Reviewed on 3/9/2009...
The worst album by U2, thus far.

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An overlooked masterpiece
R. Johnson | Sweet Home Chicago | 12/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pop is definitely one of the top 3 U2 CDs for me. I was stunned when it was panned so harshly when it came out. I was revelling in the sound of the CD. NONE of the music is techno, not even mofo. For real techno music, find some Plaid or Orbital. Mofo has some industrial leanings, but it's basically a driving, rhythmic track which bursts with emotion. It is electronic in nature, but IMO, that doesn't make it techno.

This CD has what I consider to be the BEST U2 single ever, "If God Would Send His Angels". The remixed version on the single is a bit better than this album version, but the album version is no slouch.

Then you have Please with that glorious bassline and ominous sound and, what I think is hilarious, "The Playboy Mansion" which hauled out all the topical cheesy American society issues at that time.

There are some of U2's best melodies on this CD too--very very melodic CD including aforementioned "If God Will Send His Angels", "Please", and "Do You Feel Loved". This CD IS NOT EXPERIMENTAL. It is a good artistic statement by U2, but it is VERY listenable and deep nonetheless.

From the starting, accessible, track of Discoteque, on to "Do You Feel Loved", which is a real jam, through the closer of "Wake Up Dead Man", this is a GREAT POP/ROCK CD that was horribly and wrongly maligned for years. This CD is excellent."
Pop goes the U2 - and all of our expectations
Avant-Captain_Nemo | Aboard my black outlaw submarine cruising through | 12/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have heard people say that U2's peak extended from the Unforgettable Fire through the Joshua Tree to Achtung Baby (skipping over the grossly under-rated Rattle and Hum). But I am of a mind to believe that U2 hit a second peak, a trilogy of albums, from Achtung Baby through Zooropa to close with Pop.
Pop is the dirty uncle of the trilogy - the kind of relative the family would like to lock up and shut into a back room. Pop is the most difficult of all of U2's albumns - it is an album that sounds and feels like shattered glass, and its lyrical themes are unpleasant, revealing, and made of the kind of stuff we either want to flush down the toilet or paste on our locker doors as a kind of grotesque centerfold.
When U2 crafted Achtung Baby they entered onto a project and a journey that would take them into places that they would not have otherwise dreamed of. Leaving the Joshua Tree behind they submerged themselves in the dirt and mud and grit of humanity. The albumn Pop is the very bottom of that immersion in humanity.
It is broken and cold and sick. It is also hot and crazy and distrastously tinged with something that only seems like hope. The songs on this album stretch from the sublime to the grotesque and back again through the slimey or the desperate. On this albumn, Pop, the members of the band did something in sound and vision that was infinitely ahead of their time. But the sad news is that the times show no signs of trying to catch up. The whole Zoo-olgy is Christlike in the sense that U2 is willingly to drink from that ultimate cup the poor man from Nazareth drank from."