It's been over a decade since my 1st encounter with Auto-Tune (from now on I shall refer to it as AT). Back then I just thought that Believe by Cher sounded kinda funny. She always had a weird, manly voice, which got even weirder as she aged and probably underwent hormone treatments in her quest to look like the lovechild of Michael Jackson and Jocelyn Wildenstein. Anyway, Believe sounds pretty Stephen Hawking-ish.
Because I never really cared about mainstream pop music, for a long time I didn't even notice how AT spread like a virus. It's pretty freakin' hilarious that a digital tool that was initially created to MAKE VOCALS SOUND BETTER is now used to MAKE VOCALS SOUND LIKE SHIT.
The robot lung/Stephen Hawking effect is only acceptable for Daft Punk (they dress like robots anyway). …