The Best Of…Paul Westerberg; a greatest hits compilation

Paul Westerberg was the lead singer of the Replacements back in the ’80s and achieved legendary status by doing so. Not so recognized is his solo career that started in the early 1990s with the album 14 Songs.

I personally think his solo career is fantastic. I have seen him get so-so reviews for years now and it is frustrating because much of his solo catalog is excellent. He has accumulated about 10 albums over that period, the latest releases being digital only not at all conventional.

This is a picture of my copy of "Stereo" by Paul Westerberg that I got autographed back in 2005 when I saw him at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City.

This is a picture of my copy of "Stereo" by Paul Westerberg that I got autographed back in 2005 when I saw him at the Grand Emporium in Kansas City.

Westerberg has continued to make music but after doing the soundtrack to the animated movie “Open Season” really changed the way he did things. He seems to record everything in his basement now and I think even plays all of the instruments himself.

I have crammed an 80 minute blank disc full of a whopping 23 songs for my version of a Paul Westerberg best of compilation here. I have included his work as Grandpaboy as well. Grandpaboy is essentially the same a solo Paul Westerberg material.

Westerberg has a compilation out called “Besterberg” a great album name but it is more of an anthology with soundtrack songs and not a pure best of. My version of a Westerberg best of is below.

  1. It’s A Wonderful Lie
  2. Dyslexic Heart
  3. As Far As I Know
  4. Love Untold
  5. Psychopharmacology
  6. Mr. Rabbit
  7. 2 Days ‘Til Tomorrow
  8. Making Me Go
  9. Knockin’ On Mine
  10. Once Around The Weekend
  11. Looking Up In Heaven
  12. MPLS
  13. Love You In The Fall
  14. No Place For You
  15. Crackle & Drag
  16. Vampires & Failures
  17. World Class Fad
  18. High Time
  19. Waiting For Somebody
  20. Lush and Green
  21. Let The Bad Times Roll
  22. Devil Raised A Good Boy
  23. Let’s Not Belong Together
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