Coup De Grace

Miles Kane - Coup De Grace
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #826 / 876
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2018 Ratings: #709
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Virgin EMI / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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The Independent

Coup De Grace is Kane’s best work to date: punchy, cohesive and lots of fun.

Northern Transmissions

While it does hold onto all the old rock inspiration Kane has always had in his solo work, this record sees him really making it his own, and occasionally hitting some truly memorable highs.


Ripping with an inspired glam-punk energy, Miles Kane's third solo outing, 2018's Coup de Grace, finds the Last Shadow Puppets co-leader honing his influences with diamond-eyed intensity.

The Guardian
Fresh from a breakup, Kane assembled a team of collaborators for his third LP, which includes seven co-writes with Jamie T and another, Loaded, with Lana Del Rey. John Congleton produces, ensuring Kane’s broken heart and tepid charisma don’t spoil these functional glam, psych and pop-oriented radio romps.
Named after a match-winning wrestling move, ‘Coup De Grace’ isn’t quite going to do that, but it’ll get Miles through to the next round.
Kane’s ante is upped, but ‘Coup de Grace’ still isn’t quite the killer blow.
This album expresses a more sensitive side to Kane’s laddish personality but though the music is pretty strong and varied (if tending to be derivative) it is once again let down too often by immature lyrics that display more self-pity than emotional intelligence.
The louche UK singer returns with an album that thrusts ahead quickly and painlessly but leaves you itching to shower off its overpowering cologne the second it’s over.
The Observer
Everything feels ill-fitting, underprepared yet overwrought. The album’s sole achievement is its brevity.

Hey, at least it isn't Don't Forget Who You Are

Alright, I don't really like Miles Kane, I don't think his stuff is interesting, he just makes generic indie rock that doesn't do anything for me. So, I hate his last album, I have never felt so bored with a record before, so hearing something that has some more enjoyable elements and that it actually has a bit more character is great.

I really like "Cry On My Guitar", it's a really catchy and solid song, the closer ... read more


Miles Kane returns from his stint with The Last Shadow Puppets with a brilliant glam and pop rock album. The album is fun throughout and offers exciting and catchy melodies and hooks.

Teaming up largely with Jamie T, Miles Kane delivers an enjoyable and easy listening 31 minute project. The opening song, 'Too Little Too Late' sets the tone of the album with an exciting guitar riff and 'Cry On My Guitar' has a more darker bass riff which gives the track more attitude than the opener. 'Loaded' ... read more


Too Little Too Late, Coup De Grace,Silverscreen,Loaded,Cry On My Guitar,Killing The Joke,Wrong Side Of LIfe, Shavambacu

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Track List

  1. Too Little Too Late
  2. Cry On My Guitar
  3. Loaded
  4. Cold Light of the Day
  5. Killing the Joke
  6. Coup De Grace
  7. Silverscreen
  8. Wrong Side of Life
  9. Something To Rely On
  10. Shavambacu

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Added on: April 18, 2018