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An End Has a Start

Editors - An End Has a Start
Critic Score
Based on 20 reviews
2007 Ratings: #517 / 712
User Score
Based on 148 ratings
2007 Ratings: #123
Liked by 11 people
July 17, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
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After spending the year revisiting the music of the 2000's I would be remiss if I didn't spend some time talking about Editors sophomore album An End Has a Start. Editors, to their credit, we're fairly massive at their height. Both their debut album as well as this album went platinum, which is a mighty difficult task by today's musical standard. For example, I couldn't find a single rock album that came out this year that went platinum (and the last rock album to go platinum was when Seether's ... read more




Wow. A Post-punk revival band that didnt hit a sophomore slump.
Seriously, this album is so good. Its probably better than their debut. Whilst it doesn't have a track quite as good as munich, it is a lot more consistent than the back room and Tom Smiths vocals are much better. The title track is one of the bands best songs easily. As i said before, Tom Smiths vocals are absolutely perfect. Also the guitar and bass are both great. Bones is a track that feels like its a mix of their debut and a ... read more


I enjoyed this album, decent production, flows pretty well and i wouldn't really say there are any bad tracks on here - though maybe a couple snoozers (like the closer). But overall thought it was pretty consistent and smokers outside the hospital doors remains one of my favourite songs of all time. Solid album from an underrated band.


Pretty nice indie rock album! I really don't have much to say about this one, except that it was really damn consistent with a few standout hits. Uhhh the cover is pretty cool too I guess!

Highlight: The Racing Rats


As of now, this is still one of the greatest albums i've ever listened to. It is indie rock at its finest. Is it original? Not really. Do the songs slap? Absolutely. More than that, they fucking rule.

For this album, Editors went for a more bombastic sound to their already energetic music. From the start, this album blasts you with epic and uplifting instrumentals, although the themes on this album aren't necessarily happy all the time.

Opening track ''Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors'' ... read more

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