Music Review

Not a Moment Too Soon (1994)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Lead Performance: Tim McGraw; Genre: Country

What do you get when you combine the beat of ''Kaw-Liga,'' the riff from ''Indian Reservation,'' and every Indian stereotype under the sun (wigwam, tom-tom, peace pipe)? A big crossover hit (''Indian Outlaw'') and some ruffled Native Americans who are crying crass commercialism and protesting his shows. And what do you get on the rest of Not a Moment Too Soon? Formula turbo-tonk, maudlin ballads, and a tenor nearly indistinguishable from every other on the radio. B-

Originally posted Apr 15, 1994 Published in issue #218 Apr 15, 1994 Order article reprints
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