• Record Label: Downtown
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2010
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. TimH
    Feb 2, 2010
    8
    Sounds great on vinyl. I especially like "Audience." Maybe not one of my favorite EPs ever, but it will definitely get lots of play (already has).
  2. CodyT
    Jan 25, 2010
    6
    I'd rate this higher if it were a full album! the material here is so good that its one of the biggest shames of the year that it didnt go on to form a complete album. If only they had put solid tracks like "Coffee Spoon" and "Audience" on their last LP.
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66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

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  1. What this EP shows most effectively is the band’s seemingly innate ability to restrain themselves into a frenzy.
  2. Streamlined, confident, and cohesive, Behave Yourself finds Cold War Kids getting their groove back.
  3. These four songs fulfill expectations for minimalist, rhythm-based deconstructions of genre. [Feb 2010, p.93]