The always delightful Aquarium Drunkard weighs in on 49:00 with a thoughtful review that includes this wonderful summation:
As surprising and unexpected as the delivery method is, just as surprising and unexpected is how good Westerberg sounds across all nearly forty-four minutes. Replacements fans who had given up on Paul, Paul fans who had given up on Paul, rock and roll fans who had given up on rock and roll
Eye Weekly.com gives 49:00 four out of five stars.
The San Antonio Current does a bit of math and figures how 49:00 might just be Our Man Paul’s most profitable record ever.