The record is good. it has some really standout really good tracks like The Artist (amazing song), Burning Hearts, Intervention and Texas Mickey and the rest is pretty solid. I don't like the direction they took with Darling Harbour though, but it still is a decent song.
I would place Rescue just behind Discovering the Waterfront and A Shipwreck in the Sand. Arrivals and Departures was a good record. It just wasn't as good as its previous and its following albums.
Nice, I'm glad to see you liked it so much, and it was a well written review. This is completely not the place I was hoping they would be in by this time in their career, but at least they are pulling it off well.
In Memory Of is one of the best songs they've ever done.
"In Memory Of..." certainly branches off from the track "Discovering The Waterfront". Both are tightly wound, emotionally lyrical ballads. This certainly was a great closer for the album, and certainly a refresher considering most of the albums predominantly punk or pop-rock overtones.