In anticipation of the new U2 album, I loaded every song onto my iPod and hit "Shuffle". It has forced me to hear the POP songs in a different light. Most of the songs, with the exception of 'Miami', are pretty good songs that fit in well with the rest of their catalog. My two observations as to why this album is less popular are: 1) It sounds like the entire album was run through a white noise generator for the final mix. It becomes very obvious next to other album cuts. I have had 2 copies of this disc, and both sounded the same. Very fatiguing on the ears. 2) The album really lacks any interesting guitar parts. I know they were avoiding anything that sounded like U2 at the time. And while that worked for 'Achtung Baby', I think it must have been pretty hard for Edge to come up with about 36 songs (if you include 'Zooropa) that didn't sound like U2, especially when sounding like U2 is what made them popular in the first place. Thoughts?