Post # 1
This is a HUGE spot of irritation for me. I loathe the way that autotune has taken over so much of the (current) music scene, especially in pop culture.
Personally, I feel like if your voice isn’t good enough without autotune, then maybe you shouldn’t be in that field. Maybe that’s harsh, but it drives me crazy. I think this is part of the reason I love oldies so much (before autotune) and why I love the folk/acoustic current music now (less tendency to use).
My biggest pet peeve though is the people who lipsynch at their concerts. It seems so fraudulant. What are people paying for?! They can listen to your album at home. Bleh. Needless to say, I don’t go to a lot of concerts.
I feel like the music industry is about so many other things now, instead of just making awesome music. These days, you don’t have to have a lot of talent; you have to look good, be able to sell shoes and iPhones and diet plans, and be willing to be photoshopped and autotuned. It grosses me out. I’d rather listen to authentic music made by a complete weirdo than computer-generated “music” made by someone who looks “perfect” and sells coffee makers on the side.
So…apparently this is a rant lol
Darling Husband and I had this conversation the other day, and I guess I still have some rage left over lol
Post # 3
@chercee: I don’t think Bruce Woolley realized how true the song would be when he first wrote “video killed the radio star.”
Post # 4
I love rappers with autotune. I don’t know why, but T-Pain just does it for me. And the more the better!
I also don’t mind really subtle re-touching.
My my absolute biggest pet peeve (for music) is shows about singing (Glee and Smash come to mind) where they autotune the hell out of the singers! Autotune and Broadway do NOT go together. No thank you! If you can’t hack it, go sing pop or rap or something.
Post # 5
@BrandNewBride: I don’t mind autotune when it’s used to create something different, like something that’s not supposed to be passed off as someone’s natural ability. I’ve heard some neat stuff done by rappers where I was like, “Obviously fake, but kind of cool.” When people get tricked into thinking that a singer/performer is just THAT PERFECT drives me crazy. Besides, to me anyway, something that perfect just lacks that human quality – the emotional part, that comes from the heart & soul. The parts that are a little “off” or not quite perfect are the parts that make it real.
And yes, no autotune for Broadway songs!
Post # 6
I think music has largely been crap since the 90s. I love 80s music personally. I hardly listen to anything current.
I find autotune overdone and annoying most of the time.
Post # 7
@canarydiamond: There’s some good music in the 80s, no doubt. And you’re right, autotune is just everywhere now. I feel like it has raised the bar to an unreasonable level. People expect singers/musicians to be perfect, which of course no one is. Man, if I had the money, I would love to start a record label…no autotune allowed lol just music.