Album Review T-Pain - 'rEVOLVEr'

T-Pain is a very versatile man. Sometimes he sounds like an oversized bumblebee passionately remonstrating with a bouncer in a doomed attempt to gain entrance to a club, while at other times he sounds like an alien race of humanoid Theremins attempting first contact with the human race. There are also times when he sounds like a bog-standard rap vocalist who’s got a Jew’s harp stuck in his throat.

Yes, it’s fair to say that, while Jay-Z wishes death to Auto-Tune, T-Pain is its enthusiastic reanimator, repeatedly jamming the defibrillator pads into the chest of one of pop music’s most irritating presences. While Auto-Tune is breathing, he is able to walk the earth garlanded in riches, bitches and expensive stitches. His relationship to Auto-Tune is like one of those people with a brain tumour that just happens to enable them to play virtuoso piano or speak Sanskrit without learning it first.

Album Info

  • Release Date: December 5, 2011
  • Producer: Rocco Valdes, Michael Blumstein, T-Pain , Young Fyre, Detail, Chuckie, T-Minus, The Runners
  • Label: Sony
  • Fact: In the States, the album was released on 6 December, the same day he released ‘Rappa Ternt Sanga’ in 2005