An End Has a Start is the second album by British indie rock band Editors. It was released on 25 June 2007 in the UK and on 17 July 2007 in the US. The album was certified Platinum in the UK on the same day it was released.An End Has a Start was the 69th best-selling album in the UK end of year album chart in 2007. By the end of 2007 it had sold over 600,000 copies worldwide.
An End Has a Start was met with mostly positive reviews, reaching a Metacritic score of 65 based on 24 reviews.Drowned in Sound has written, "An End Has a Start actually sounds like it was crafted as ten quite individual chapters of a long-running saga; surprisingly, though, it ultimately works better than its predecessor as a cohesive, flowing album", with a score 8 of 10. The Guardian wrote that "singer Tom Smith tempers his constant anxiety with flashes of optimism, his brittle nihilism with gooey sentiment" (8/10). NME wrote that "An End Has a Start turns out to be a pupae album—its Editors stretching their sonic muscles, poking the first spindles of whatever new form they'll take out of their gloom-rock cocoon come album three", giving the album 6 of 10. Pitchfork wrote that "It's a shame that premature commercial success has sullied Editors' creativity, because An End contains its share of bright spots", giving the album 4.9 of 10. And Stylus Magazine wrote that it's "A record that's so deathly serious that each of its ten songs could be associated with its very own biblical plague."