Toronto Mike

That Horrible, Horrible Auto-Tune


Like a sucker, I watched the Grammy Awards last night.  I PVR'd the show and started it about 45 minutes in, so I could skip the commercials.  I never like the Grammies, but I always feel compelled to watch them for some reason.

The music was once again mediocre.  Actually, this year I felt the music was worse than usual, and that's saying something.  As bad as the bulk of the performances were, nothing was as horrible as the performance by Jamie Foxx and T-Pain.  The song, entitled "Blame It", was just about the most awful thing my ears have ever had the displeasure of hearing, and I like rap.

What did you think? I couldn't believe how bad it was (Slash's solo excepted - Slash performing the solo from November Rain almost saved this steaming pile of shite) and my second time through it, it's even worse than I remembered.  I blame Auto-Tune.

Auto-Tune is horrible.  It should be reserved for the news.  I blame Cher for starting the Auto-Tune fad, and it's gotten completely out of control.  Jamie Foxx and T-Pain (if that's his real name - I suspect it's not) should be ashamed.  Auto-Tune isn't just cheating, it's killing popular music.

Death to Auto-Tune.

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