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Monday, October 25, 2010

Tim McGraw - Not A Moment Too Soon

Monday brings some more good ol' country music on the B Side. My apologies if this review is not up to my normal standards. The Packer game was very exciting and went in the late hours of night last night. So I'm tired - and might not be writing clearly. Regardless - I mentioned last week that my country suggestions have dried up. I'm moving to simply reviewing artists I've heard of before - but not necessarily heard any tracks. McGraw I think falls into that category. I mean, I've probably heard a few of his songs before - but for sure none from this record. I was actually quite surprised, this was Tim's first studio release - and it's a nice 6x platinum. Now, normally I'd say I for sure have heard 1 or 2 tracks from an album that has sold that many copies. Alas, I haven't heard anything off this before. This came out way back in 1994 - and I certainly wasn't listening to country back then. If I dislike country now - I really couldn't stand it back then. I was listening to mostly rap back then with maybe the grunge revolution sprinkled in. I could get into his personal life a bit, (married to Faith Hill, does some acting, some charity work) but ehh, I'm not feeling like that today. Instead - just focusing on the music, this album doesn't do it for me. It sounds like his style changed quite a bit since release, and maybe it gets better from here. This is very bland to me. There aren't any tracks that really pop to me and make me want to listen to more and more. I'll have to keep him on the docket of artists to review again some other time. Today - I'll encourage country fans to pull up their favorite McGraw record and leave this one on the shelf.

1. It Doesn't Get Any Countrier Than This
2. Give It To Me Strait
3. Wouldn't Want It Any Other Way
4. Down On The Farm
5. Not a Moment Too Soon
6. Indian Outlaw
7. Refried Dreams
8. Don't Take The Girl
9. 40 Days And 40 Nights
10. Ain't That Just Like A Dream

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. It Doesn't Get Any Countrier Than This
2. Refried Dreams
3. Don't Take The Girl

2 out of 5 stars


  1. I always loved "Don't Take The Girl". I saw that video a lot when I switched to CMT during the commercials on the VH1 countdown. :)

  2. I'll have to check that out sometime. I think I've maybe watched 5-10 country music videos in my life time.

    Oh VH1 countdowns. I need to do a rant on those someday.

  3. i've got some words for the VH1 countdowns. one of them is 'predictable.'

  4. Predictable. Boring. Wrong. Lousy. Contrived.

    I could probably come up with more, but those suffice for now.