Just to put my review into perspective I'll tell you what I thought of the previous albums:
LOTGA - 4/10
Underdogs - 8/10
Beautiful Midnight - 9/10
Audio of Being - 6/10
Avalanche - 9/10
WLRRR - 9/10
Hospital Music - 6/10
With the above said, I would rate Vancouver at a 9 out of 10. Matthew Good is back and as good as he ever was with the new album. Vancouver is incredible from start to finish.
Last Parade - 10/10 - This track reminds me a lot of Weapon, only better.
The Boy Who Could Explode - 7/10 - Average track by MG standards, I don't really like the "what are you thinking" line repeating.
Great Whales of the Sea - 10/10 - Prime Time Deliverance emotion. Awesome
Us Remains Impossible - 8/10 - One of the most radio friendly tracks on the album. Reminds me of "Oh Be Joyful"
On Nights Like Tonight - 9/10 - Another awesome track. So much raw emotion pouring out of MG.
Volcanoes - 8/10 - Dark & sad feeling. "Rat Who Would Be King" kind of vibe
A Silent Army in the Trees - 7/10 - One of my least favorites at this point, although I love the first minute.
Fought to Fight It - 8/10 - 21st Century Living meets the Future Is X-Rated
The Vancouver National Anthem - 6/10 - My least favorite track. I hate the part where he says, "stick to it," sounds kind of corny to me.
Empty's Theme Park - 9/10 - Wow, this might be the best last track on an MG/MGB album to date. "Running for home" quality
Overall, the album is outstanding. There are a couple of tracks I would include in the upper echelon of MG songs along with the likes of Prime Time Deliverance, Blue Skies Over Badlands, Avalanche, and Advertising on Police Cars. In addition to the couple of instant classics, there are a handful of great tracks, 2 good tracks, and 1 track I don't like that much (it will probably be my favorite song in a month, MG works in mysterious ways). With that said, don't wait to pickup this album, it is an incredible experience and is a promising sign of things to come from MG.