Britney Spears Without Autotune is a Disaster

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The unedited version of the Britney Spears track "Alien" was recently leaked and definitely makes her sound like she's from another planet. The track producer William Orbit posted a statement defending the leak saying that it was a warmup track.

"I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up," Orbit wrote. "Warming up is essential if you're a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I've heard all manner of sounds emitted during warm-ups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.

"A generous singer will put something down the mic to help the engineer get their systems warmed up and at the right level, maybe whilst having a cup of herb tea and checking through lyrics before the session really kicks off. It's not expected to be a 'take.'"

You tell us...do you think a Grammy Award winning vocalist would sound like this even in a warm up?

PSY Teaches Gangnam Style of the Day

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Watch as PSY schools Britney and Ellen (Simon Cowell is obvs having none of it...) in Gangnam Style: "Dress classy! Dance cheesy!"

[ellen]

Burn of the Day

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If you sell your soul to AutoTune, the world will take advantage of every opportunity to remind you.

[vvv]

Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: Britney Spears through the years: From baby through "baby" to bonkers and back.

[buzzfeed.]

After Hours

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After Hours: 20-year-old singer-songwriter Garret Borns' mellifluous timbre transforms Britney Spears' otherwise middling bad-boy procedural, "Criminal."

[thanks molly!]

Sure Why Not of the Day

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Sure Why Not of the Day: Every instance of the words "baby" or "crazy" or any combination thereof in every Britney Spears song, in chronological order.

[theawl.]