Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
Record label: Island
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
The title to this full-length remix of Fall Out Boy's album American Psycho winks at Donald Trump's presidential campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" -- a scenario that seemed like just a fantasy when FOB released their original album back in January 2015 -- but it also is truth in advertising: the band remakes all of American Psycho by remixing it and drafting a bunch of rappers for cameos. Ironically, this hip-hop heavy revision has the net effect of straightening out a wild, wooly record; for instance, it dampens the Munsters sample in "Uma Thurman," thereby making it seem simple and plain. But it does highlight how FOB's music is designed to withstand such playful inversions and, for big fans, that makes it worth a listen.
Would it be too early in Fall Out Boy’s career to reflect upon Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias”? Upon the release of American Beauty/American Psycho, the question was very pertinent. Within “Centuries”, “Immortals”, and “Jet Pack Blues”, the Chicago band find themselves in front of a mirror in a way akin to Drake’s self-admiration, basking in the idea that they would be remembered after their end. A new step for the band would be to create an album comprised of features.