July 20, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT

An End Has A Start

Current Status
In Season
Indie Rock
We gave it a B

The Editors’ second disc, An End Has a Start, doesn’t exactly dispel the notion that they swiped fret sheets from brothers-in-gloom Interpol. But they’ve got geography on their side: The foursome resides not far from Manchester, where bands like Joy Division have spawned legions of depressing imitators. We’ll give the Editors the benefit of the doubt, thanks to majestic gems like ”Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors” and the existential title track, set to a gut-busting kick drum, frenzied guitars, and a powerful sense of longing to belong. B
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