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rEVOLVEr

RevolverThe Auto-Tune king has watched his rap-world currency wane a bit in recent years. (Blame Jay-Z, who famously issued a fatwa against the once-ubiquitous...RevolverThe Auto-Tune king has watched his rap-world currency wane a bit in recent years. (Blame Jay-Z, who famously issued a fatwa against the once-ubiquitous...2011-12-02
BLAME IT ON THE AUTO-TUNE T-Pain comes back from the shadows with a refreshingly intimate offering

BLAME IT ON THE AUTO-TUNE T-Pain comes back from the shadows with a refreshingly intimate offering (Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

B+

Revolver

Lead Performer: The Beatles; Producer (group): Capitol

The Auto-Tune king has watched his rap-world currency wane a bit in recent years. (Blame Jay-Z, who famously issued a fatwa against the once-ubiquitous vocal-processing software.) On T-Pain’s fourth album rEVOLVEr, though, that dampened bravado actually serves him; gorgeous robo-soul ballads like ”Rock Bottom” and the Twitter romance ”Default Picture” feel as intimate as the work of any bedroom troubadour. Call it Cyborg Sings the Blues. B+

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