MinnPost has a bit about 49:00 and Darren Hill’s non-answers to some questions.
Some Guy has come up for some Tabs for (Tell Me) Who You Gonna Marry? You can take a look over in the forums.
There’s plenty of conventional songcraft, too, largely in the vein of his most recent solo work. Getting to it just takes a little more patience than it did with past releases.
What say ye oh my beloved Westernerds?
And here, over at On the Record, Allan Raible seems to agree about he difficultness of the record however, says, that its difficulty provides a liberating listening experience.
Here’s a random thought that I’ve just had going through all this coverage of 49:00, you could spend an entire day if you were so inclined correcting the misinformation regarding this release and Paul Westerberg in general. It just proves the point that yes, yes everyone is stupid.
So, 49:00 is still at the top of the Amazon MP3 charts.
I’m not sure why, but this Steve Cohen photo from the Guthrie shows back in 2002 randomly popped up in my searches today. It’s a beauty.
Pop Matters says 49:00 might just be the year’s best, and that it’s a lot of fun to listen to.
And one more thing before I go, okay, maybe two more things. First, it amazes me the coverage of the album all over the world. Ol’ paulwesterberg.net has been linked to sites in Italian, German, and Japanese regarding this album. It totally floats my boat seeing that.
Secondly, tomorrow I’m hoping to share some thoughts about the album tomorrow (feel free to post your own whenever you feel like it — we’ve got an open door policy here), and one of things I am pondering is the whole 49 cents thing. Does the price mean that we should not hold it up to the same standard as a record we had paid $9.99 or $14.99 for? Tomorrow I will have come up with an answer, at least an answer that works for me.