You don't have to have a critical ear to get utterly fed up with the over-use of 'auto-tune' in all of today's pop music, and you don't have to be a critic to complain about it.
My musician mate is just about to release his latest album which I listened to last night, and every note he hits when singing is reached without the aid of auto-tune. He would not dream of using it, so his music is genuine and touchingly un-robotic as a result. Not very fashionable these days, I know.
He has had several hit tunes and albums over the years and has played on many others, so he should know what he is talking about.
The only way they can get 20,000 tunes on a chip the size of a postage stamp is to 'compress' them. This actually means chopping a lot of stuff out of the recording, and many people can hear the difference even without comparing them back to back. Someone has just produced an album of 100s of pieces of digital information discarded when compressing these tunes, and it makes for very spooky music in itself. It is the ghost of many tunes, left to wander cyberspace for eternity.
Can't hear auto-tune or don't care about it when you can? You must be easy to please.
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