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Rihanna Joins Kanye, Falls Victim To Autotune

Long respected by this site as one of the top female vocalists on the scene, Rihanna has taken a giant step off the deep end. Admittedly I have been out of touch with the world of music over the past few weeks. Last night, driving home I heard “Hard” by Rihanna from her new album “Rated R.” The song is simply terrible.

Without hearing the rest of the album I’ll reserve my judgement for the moment. What I know right now is that someone with a fantastic voice has diluted herself with autotune. Many artists in todays world of music get it while others simply don’t. Black Eyed Peas, T-Pain and Timbaland generally use autotune in their favor, making catchy dance tunes even better. Others such as Kanye West and now Rihanna have been tricked into using the technology.

The terrible single will require some major damage control by the rest of her fourth full length album.

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3 Legacy Comments

  • Comment by Jon posted January 13, 2010 at 11:11

    I disagree the entire album is good and that single is awesome…

  • Comment by Cloworora posted July 10, 2011 at 04:10

    Comment necromancer! I think the division between people that love or hate this song, would be the discussion between the hating and liking autotune. Obviously, Harris hates autotune.

  • Comment by Andy posted November 12, 2011 at 11:34

    No, obviously Harris likes real music.