rEVOLVEr (Deluxe Version)
Label: RCA RECORDS LABEL
One of T-Pain's least appreciated talents is his lyrics. When he hooks up with a girl on "5 O'Clock," he describes the scene vividly; Wiz Khalifa's phoned-in verse underlines how well-written T-Pain's is. But his main shtick is that infernal Auto-Tune. He uses it as a bludgeon on rEVOLVEr, from the club banger "Turn All the Lights On" and the mildly outrageous "Mix'd Girl" to the booty-time ballad "Sho-Time (Pleasure Thang)." When he offers the surprisingly naked piano soliloquy "Drowning Again," he proves that he could have artistic life after Auto-Tune -- if only he'd embrace it.