"This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race (Remix)"

Fall Out Boy's original "Arms Race" is a little annoying, but at least it rocks. Unfortunately, Kanye's rather dark remix of the tune sucks out all of its energy and most of its appeal, putting a sleepy minimalist heat and soulful "ooh"s under the hand's vocals. There's also a silly B-game rap in which Kanye makes fun of FOB's tight pants and says he can't figure out what the song is about. At the end of the day: mildly humorous, but barely worth a mouseclick.

From The Archives Issue 1022: March 22, 2007