Produced by Garret "Jacknife" Lee (Cars, U.2., R.E.M.), 2007's An End Has a Start is the sweeping second studio effort from Birmingham based art-rock outfit Editors and the first of two consecutive U.K. No. 1 albums. Boasting a dark and dynamic sound anchored by the brooding, evocative tenor of vocalist Tom Smith and referencing the likes of Joy Division, R.E.M. and Echo and the Bunnymen as well as more contemporary acts like Radiohead, Doves and Elbow, An End Has a Start is a heavy record steeped in melancholic and majestic mortality.