07:44 AM on 10/04/12
At first I couldn't really hear the voice correction because the vocals were dipped in the chorus, but it's very noticeable especially where his vibrato is/final notes of the song. It's either 1 of 2 things:
1) Lack of vocal performance, which needed more attention/better takes
2) Laziness by the Mixer to fine tune notes so that voice correction isn't apparent
I am not against Auto-Tune by any means. It really tightens the track up on held notes and gives everything a little glue. Recordings are supposed to be a documentation of a record. Once it's out there and finalized, that's it. The record should be close to perfect..but it's all subjective and depends on what genre of music you're going for.
Hope this is corrected before the final release because it does take away from the emotion and performance.