Aside from a few moments and songs, A Fine Day to Exit is a pretty uneventful listen and a below par Anathema record. By the way, what is up with the last ten minutes of "Temporary Peace?" It's like the band took too much acid one day in the studio or something.
The shift in style and genre forged by Anathema over the years may be unwelcome in some quarters, but unless you mourn simply for 'what might have been', it is difficult not to acknowledge that they are still producing very good music, albeit in a slightly different style. This album is solid meat and potatoes alt rock, and is enjoyable throughout.