by Paul WesterbergPaul Westerberg


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Paul Westerberg's second solo album, Eventually, delivered a full three years after his debut, 14 Songs, illustrates that he has problems telling the difference between maturity and stodginess. Eventually follows the same pattern as 14 Songs, as he balances up-tempo, Stonesy rockers with introspective, folky ballads. Generally, his slower numbers cut the deepest, like the affectionate Bob Stinson tribute, "Good Day" and the heart-tugging "MamaDaddyDid." When Westerberg rocks out, he sounds tired and mannered; neither his riffs nor his performance has the energy of vintage Replacements, or '70s and '80s Stones, for that matter. And the rockers demonstrate the major flaw of Eventually -- its carefully considered production. Though the production is clean and professional, its very slickness emphasizes the uneven quality of Westerberg's songwriting. There are some gems here -- in fact, there are even more this time around than on 14 Songs -- but Westerberg still sounds uncertain of what direction he wants to pursue and how to grow old gracefully.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/30/1996
Label: Reprise / Wea
UPC: 0093624617624
catalogNumber: 46176
Rank: 83923

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Westerberg   Primary Artist,Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano,Bass Guitar,Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Michael Bland   Percussion,Drums
Randall Davidson   Strings
Josh Freese   Percussion,Drums
Laurie Lindeen   Vocals
Brendan O'Brien   Acoustic Guitar,Bass Guitar,Keyboards
Tommy Stinson   Bass,Trombone,Bass Guitar
Michael Urbano   Percussion,Trumpet,Drums
David Farragher   Bass,Bass Guitar
Eddie Miller   Percussion
Keith Christopher   Bass,Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Westerberg   Producer,Art Direction
Nick DiDia   Engineer
Lou Giordano   Producer,Engineer
Brendan O'Brien   Producer

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