It should come as no suprise that this is brought on by the Polica album, but specifically the comments underneath the Guardian's album stream here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/24/polica-give-you-ghost-stream?commentpage=1#end-of-comments
Disparaging comments regarding an album stream on a very public website are no suprise, but even for the Guardian it is quite vitriolic (though not helped by their leftfield RnB description). What do people here think of autotune in itself? My view is naturally that, as an instument, it is all in its use. Polishing banal pop RnB to its bone has little or no artistic merit, but when it is used to warp and unsettle (Fever Ray a good example), it is intriguing.
Are these detractors merely drawing too many comparisons with poor autotune use in other forms of music, and assuming the 'indie community' has turned to it almost ironically and fshionably, or is there more to it than that?