Colour Of The Trap

Miles Kane

Colour Of The Trap

Debut solo album of retro pop from former Rascals frontman and member of Last Shadow Puppets along with Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Columbia
UK Release date
09/05/2011
US Release date
17/05/2011
  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It seems like Kane, like his Puppets partner, is fast becoming one of B riatin's landmark composers. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Q

    For all the troubles lyrics, these songs pack punches. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The Digital Fix

    Miles Kane is well on the way to being a sure-fire star
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Suffused with a retro 1960s vibe, but this time the garage-pop influences prevail, with a sizeable side-order of psychedelia
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    There’s co-writing from caustic street laureate Gruff Rhys, harmonies from Noel Gallagher and vocal duties on lend from the everdefining Alex Turner
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  6. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Kane does neo-Mod for the kids, and does it well
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  7. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    May not spring any surprises but it's easy to get caught up in Kane's beguiling web of '60s sound
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  8. 7.0 |   BBC

    How long can Kane keep his time-travel pop sounding relevant? Colour of the Trap, impressive an achievement as it is, is begging for diminishing returns
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  9. 7.0 |   NME

    An album full of wit, charisma and charm
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  10. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s evidence of a young man with a great understanding and love for a particular period giving it his best shot
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    I's solid stuff, but he's got a long way to go to rise above his influences. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    You can see why Noel G is a fan, but those wanting more than pleasant nostalgia should look elsewhere
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  13. 6.0 |   DIY

    The real tunes on this album are the old-fashioned guitar songs with simple lyrics we can sing along to and riffs to go mental to
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  14. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    He has the tunes – My Fantasy and Quicksand pack a pop punch – but occasionally sounds strained with the effort of being hip and popular
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Each retro touch is accompanied by the big choruses and key changes of a man who knows his way around a pop song
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Kane's 60s-indebted sounds are head-noddingly pleasant, rather than the great rock'n'roll he was aiming for
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  17. 5.0 |   The Fly

    If only his songs were as impressive as his hair
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  18. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    Almost without exception it seems this album delivers good but never great: and, when you put it like that, its clear that ‘good’ is not good enough
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  19. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Too safe, too familiar...and was that really a power-ballad key change?
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