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  • Summary: The third full-length solo release for the former frontman of The Rascals features songs co-written with fellow The Last Shadow Puppets member Zach Dawes, Jamie T, Lana Del Raye, and Mini Mansions' Tyler Parkford.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    80
    While the emotions expressed on Coup de Grace often have a literate, philosophical complexity, the music crackles with a bright, youthful immediacy.
  2. 80
    Coup De Grace is Kane’s best work to date: punchy, cohesive and lots of fun.
  3. Aug 10, 2018
    60
    It’s perhaps unpromising to think of Kane, hardly recognised for his emotional range, swooning his way through a breakup, but his one-size-fits-all showmanship holds it together, from Killing the Joke’s daydream synth balladry to Cry on My Guitar’s pouty glam-up. There’s also plenty that flounders.
  4. Aug 10, 2018
    60
    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
  5. Mojo
    Aug 14, 2018
    60
    Coup De Grace may not radically change skeptics' perception of Kane as Turner's lesser-half. ... But dig deeper and you'll find Kane's finest work so far. [Sep 2018, p.86]
  6. Uncut
    Aug 16, 2018
    50
    This is snappy, high-energy stuff that might be more fun if the slick production didn't telegraph the fact that Kane wants it a bit too much. [Oct 2018, p.30]
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    20
    The album’s sole achievement is its brevity.

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  1. Aug 13, 2018
    8
    This album is a thrilling, upbeat exercise in punk rock that feels like a refresher in the genre. Songs like Cold Light of the Day, SomethingThis album is a thrilling, upbeat exercise in punk rock that feels like a refresher in the genre. Songs like Cold Light of the Day, Something To Rely On, and Too Little Too Late are exciting fast paced rockers that make you feel like you could take on the world. Songs like Shavambacu and Cry On My Guitar are classic feeling rock songs that make you want to walk around town in glittery platform shoes, long hair and a bandana. Lastly, the slower songs like Loaded and Killing The Joke round out this album, making it feel whole with nice little emotional breaths of air. Expand