AOTY 2018

Coup De Grace

Miles Kane - Coup De Grace
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #669 / 705
User Score
Based on 37 ratings
2018 Ratings: #616
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
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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.
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
Miles has produced an interesting album as I find 8 of the 10 tracks to be ok, however none of them stand out on their own very well.

This means that you are left with an album of aimless meh tracks, that are best listened to when doing something more important.

Cry On My Guitar, Loaded, Cold Light Of The Day and Something To Rely On all are good tracks but lack that final something to make them unique.
Too Little Too Late [95]
Cry On My Guitar [91]
Loaded [90]
Cold Light Of The Day [93]
Killing The Joke [88] (-)
Coup de Grace [100]
Silverscreen [99]
Wrong Side Of Life [97] (has a nice 70's R&B/soul vibe)
Something To Rely On [98]
Shavambacu [94]

Top 5:

5. Too Little Too Late
4. Wrong Side Of Life
3. Something To Rely On
2. Silverscreen
1. Coup De Grace
Favourite tracks:
Coup De Grace
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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