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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #45 on: October 14, 2016, 10:11:06 AM »
Every U2 album is a rock album, but Pop was the last one that rocked

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2016, 11:41:18 AM »
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However, Pop ended up being an unfortunate album title, which has been discussed numerous times in the past.  ATYCLB is the album that probably should have been called Pop, but that is just my opinion too.



Hadn't really considered it before, but yeah, "Pop" as a title was a mistake.  It ether invited the audience to dismiss the songs as frivolous and unserious, or it invited the audience to take issue with U2 taking a self-conscious, pretentious pose with their music.  Neither result is good.  And some of the alternatives were just as bad, if not worse.  "Novelty Act"?  Bleah.

I actually thought Pop as the album title was quite brilliant.  Made you think a bit about what to expect and how to consider the music. 

As for pretentious album titles (and pretentious songs), well it would be hard to beat 'No Line on the Horizon' in that regard.  Songs of Experience - if they go that route - also runs the risk of coming off as pretentious.  Songs of Ascent - let's hope that is already in the dust heap of bad ideas.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2016, 12:37:20 PM »
Discola should have been the title....but Pop was pretty good as a title.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2016, 12:39:48 PM »
Oh by the way i reckon Pop is u2's heaviest album

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2016, 01:16:04 PM »
The name Pop was so brilliant that 'NSYNC stole it for the title of a single a few years later.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2016, 01:28:39 PM »
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The name Pop was so brilliant that 'NSYNC stole it for the title of a single a few years later.

well Dirty Pop anyways hehe

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2016, 01:38:45 PM »
Pop is an awful name for such a good album, i remember the title alone put people off U2 !!

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2016, 03:33:35 PM »
I love the title. Discola is cool, but the simple, eyecatching cover pairs perfectly with Pop.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2016, 03:38:20 PM »
I sadly was a little too young to be aware of U2 at the time of Pop but wow, that must have been staggering as a fan to find out the name of their new album. And no forum to vent in either! There must have been very confused and worried diary entries that day.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2016, 06:52:46 PM »
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I sadly was a little too young to be aware of U2 at the time of Pop but wow, that must have been staggering as a fan to find out the name of their new album. And no forum to vent in either! There must have been very confused and worried diary entries that day.

I remember it well and thought it was a brilliant piece of irony for what was such a heavy record

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #55 on: October 14, 2016, 07:59:13 PM »
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I sadly was a little too young to be aware of U2 at the time of Pop but wow, that must have been staggering as a fan to find out the name of their new album. And no forum to vent in either! There must have been very confused and worried diary entries that day.

the ALBUM title? think of the shock of seeing the titles Mofo and The Playboy Mansion!

my fandom started when my dad got the album in 97, i was 16. SO glad i was there for the hoopla!

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #56 on: October 15, 2016, 01:19:12 AM »
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Discola should have been the title....but Pop was pretty good as a title.
Pop Pour Hommes was also considered as a title, no kidding.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #57 on: October 15, 2016, 06:08:31 AM »
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Discola should have been the title....but Pop was pretty good as a title.
Pop Pour Hommes was also considered as a title, no kidding.

I like it

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2016, 02:42:55 PM »
Learning the titles Pop+Mofo+The Playboy Mansion would cause this forum to meltdown if it had been around at the time.

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Re: Will POP Get A 20th Anniversary Box Set Next Year?
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2016, 11:50:46 AM »
Call me weird if you want but Pop was the album that reintroduced me to U2 after losing interest (believe it or not) after War. I had only bought Achtung Baby in the meantime but soon filled in all the gaps once I had heard the brilliance of Pop.