Hudson's Best of the 00's (Part Three)
26. Paul Westerberg, 49:00 (2008). Radiohead and NIN may have made headlines with their groundbreaking online distribution, but Paul Westerberg went one step farther. With no fanfare other than a post on a message board devoted to his work, Westerberg released this 49-minute mishmash of completed songs, fragments, covers, and “Revolution #9”-ish interludes as a forty-nine cent download. Since its release, he’s continued to surprise his fans with periodic EP’s with virtually no notice.