When The Editors debut album, "The Back Room", dropped in 2005, I, like a lot of other people, thought that they were a band with a lot of talent and the potential to do do some great things, "The Back Room" was a solid debut, not stunning, with enough good tracks to keep you occupied and enough to lead you suspect big things from their second release, but sadly, "An End Has A Start" doesn't deliver. It might aswell be called The Back Room Part 2, as the boys have basically picked up where they left off, the only problem is that the catchiness of the debut album isn't here and you tend to get the feeling that you have heard this all a hundred times before, but unfortunately it has been done a hundred times better.
This Editors album is an above average effort, and far better than the inconsistant debut. But it suffers from being a little too dour and samey for it's own good, with a rather muddied guitar tone prevading the whole record. It can also be really boring to listen to, if you catch it in the wrong mood. But if taken in the right frame of mind it can be Good... But never great.