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  • Summary: The six-track EP features four reworked songs from 2014's Love release.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. I Know Myself (Montreal)’ revitalises the album version with warped acoustic guitar and brass, and Tanner adds foreboding guitar noise to a narcotic ‘Green Eyes (Music Blues)’. But the rich piano on ‘Love (Montreal)’ is best, crowning an EP that expands on the wealth of ideas McMahon put into Love.
  2. Feb 9, 2015
    70
    Cowboy Worship is a curious companion piece to Love, and a set of songs that shows Amen Dunes pushing ever slowly forward, without leaving much behind.
  3. Feb 9, 2015
    70
    While Cowboy Worship doesn't match Love's transporting qualities, it does offer a pleasant tangent for Amen Dunes fans wanting more of its mysterious beauty.
  4. Feb 9, 2015
    69
    Given the similarities to its source material, Cowboy Worship probably would’ve made more sense as a bonus-disc appendage to Love than a stand-alone release.
  5. Feb 9, 2015
    60
    At the end of the day, an outtakes record only appeals to super-fans and aficionados. Cowboy Worship is an interesting look at the evolution of Amen Dunes, but it doesn't add much to their oeuvre.
  6. Feb 9, 2015
    60
    Cowboy Worship isn’t a cohesive work the way Love was, despite its material actually being a bit more polished in places. But hey, for an EP, this is almost 30 minutes of good-to-great music, and that’s more than you get from a lot of LPs these day.