Cowboy Worship

Amen Dunes - Cowboy Worship
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Based on 5 reviews
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Based on 16 ratings
January 20, 2015 / Release Date
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Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

The rich piano on ‘Love (Montreal)’ is best, crowning an EP that expands on the wealth of ideas McMahon put into ‘Love’. 

70
AllMusic

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.

69
Pitchfork

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.

60
The 405

Cowboy Worship is an interesting look at the evolution of Amen Dunes, but it doesn't add much to their oeuvre.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

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.

musicmagpie55
79
His 'Song to the Siren' cover is stunning. Like his best work, there is a rhythmic movement that threads the song together. The build is subtle, but it reaches such a fantastic conclusion that just gets better with repeated listens. His music is so friggin gripping its crazy. The reworks of tracks from Love are also good, just more familiar and less exciting. I find the 'Song to the Siren' cover spellbinding, one of his best performances!
Warszawow
89
Une beauté maitrisée qui fait l'effet d'un cerf-volant, au rythme des guitares, des pianos et d'une signature.
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Track List

  1. I Know Myself (Montreal)
  2. Song to the Siren
  3. I Can't Dig It (China Street Blues)
  4. Green Eyes (Music Blues)
  5. Lezzy Head (Burial)
  6. Love (Montreal)
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