Colour of the Trap

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Colour of the Trap
Colour of the Trap album cover
Studio album by Miles Kane
Released 6 May 2011 (2011-05-06)
Recorded 2010–2011
Genre Indie rock, alternative rock
Length 38:57
Label Columbia
Producer Dan Carey, Dan the Automator, Craig Silvey, Gruff Rhys
Miles Kane chronology
Colour of the Trap
(2011)
First of My Kind
(2012)
Singles from Colour of the Trap
  1. "Inhaler"
    Released: 19 November 2010 (2010-11-19)
  2. "Come Closer"
    Released: 18 February 2011 (2011-02-18)
  3. "Rearrange"
    Released: 25 March 2011 (2011-03-25)

Colour of the Trap is the debut solo album by English musician Miles Kane, released on 6 May 2011.[1] The album peaked to number 11 on the UK Albums Chart.

Clémence Poésy is featured on the track "Happenstance" and Noel Gallagher is featured on the track "My Fantasy".

Singles[edit]

Three singles were released from the album. "Inhaler" was the first singled to be released, peaking at number 171 on the UK Singles Chart. "Come Closer" was the second single to be released from the album, reaching 85 on the UK Singles Chart. "Rearrange", the album's third and as yet final single, peaked to number 149 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Come Closer"   Kane 2:59
2. "Rearrange"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:29
3. "My Fantasy"   Kane 3:20
4. "Counting Down the Days"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:21
5. "Happenstance"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:04
6. "Quicksand"   Kane, Gruff Rhys 3:19
7. "Inhaler"   Kane, Sean Bonniwell 3:03
8. "Kingcrawler"   Kane 3:37
9. "Take the Night From Me"   Kane, Andrew Sweeney 2:55
10. "Telepathy"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:07
11. "Better Left Invisible"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:20
12. "Colour of the Trap"   Alex Turner, Kane 3:28
Total length:
38:57

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 73/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
NME 7/10[3]
BBC (mixed)[4]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[5]
Q Magazine 8/10[6]
Scotsman.com (mixed)[7]
Virgin Media 3/5 stars[8]
Hackskeptic 7/10 stars[9]
411mania.com 8/10 stars[10]
All Noise 7/10 stars[11]

The album received generally positive reviews. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 73, based on 15 reviews. All-noise said "Colour of the Trap is a promising and entertaining first solo effort, if he can get the mix of attention-grabbing chart fodder and deeper, engaging album tracks right then you get the feeling Miles Kane might just become unstoppable", while Scotsman.com said "He has the tunes, but occasionally sounds strained with the effort of being hip and popular. The retro hang-ups get in the way of something undeniably modern. Colour of the Trap is one of the few to escape that syndrome." Jamie Crossman from NME said "‘Colour of the Trap’ isn’t quite a perfect debut, but by stepping out from the shadows, Miles Kane has come away smelling of roses."

Charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
Position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[12] 35
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[13] 27
Dutch Albums Chart[14] 61
French Albums Chart[15] 38
Swiss Albums Chart[16] 76
UK Album Chart[17] 11
UK Album Download Chart[18] 7
Scottish Album Chart[19] 7

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Gold 100,000^
Summaries

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United Kingdom 6 May 2011 Digital download Columbia Records
9 May 2011 CD

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Colour of the Trap – Miles Kane". metacritic.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Album Review: Miles Kane – 'Colour Of The Trap'". nme.com. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Music – Review of Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". BBC. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Hazel Sheffield (5 May 2011). "Miles Kane: The Colour of the Trap – review | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  6. ^ Q Magazine
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  8. ^ Album Review by Johnny Dee (9 May 2011). "Miles Kane: Colour Of The Trap Album Review – Reviews – Music". Virgin Media. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  9. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap (2011): Review « The Hackskeptic's View". Hackskeptic.com. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "Music – Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap Review". 411mania.com. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  11. ^ All-Noise. "Miles Kane new album review – Colour of the Trap". All-Noise. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". www.ultratop.be/nl/. 
  13. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". www.ultratop.be/fr/. 
  14. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". dutchcharts.nl/. 
  15. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". lescharts.com/. 
  16. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". hitparade.ch/. 
  17. ^ "Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". Chart Stats. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  18. ^ "2011-05-21 Top 40 UK Album Downloads Archive". Official Charts. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  19. ^ "2011-05-21 Top 40 Scottish Albums Archive". Official Charts. 21 May 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Miles Kane – Colour of the Trap". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Colour of the Trap in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go