We’re all probably a little sick of Auto-Tune’s stranglehold on pop and urban radio thanks to Akon, T-Pain, and friends, and a title like “Auto-Tune Abuse In Pop Music” might have you expecting the long-awaited polemic against the vocal effect and its recent overuse as a gimmicky aesthetic in its own right, rather than as a studio corrective for weak performances. Yet the author of this engineering/producing blog seems to be serious with “criticisms” like this one about the production on Sean Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls”: “‘OoooOver’ doesn’t sound human.” Or from the comments: “Surely the T-Pain clip was done purposely to achieve that effect…” You think?? [Hometracked via Daily Swarm]