Thr33 Ringz - T-Pain
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  • Summary: The third album for the Florida artist features guests such as Chris Brown, Akon, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Mary J. Blige and T.I.
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  1. Detailing his fidelity on one track, elongating a lap dance on another, he's a decent guy in conceptual command of an aesthetic he invented.
  2. He has a point, though, and on Thr33 Ringz, his third album, he makes the case for his misunderstood genius.
  3. The third album from T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz, finds him once again attempting to master the triple threats--rapping, singing and producing. That it turns out to be incredibly formulaic and slavishly apes his sophomore effort ("Epiphany") proves only to be a minor deterrent, since almost everything here is upscaled.
  4. Thr33 Ringz shows what sets T-Pain apart. He's an inventive producer, enveloping radio-friendly hooks in Auto-Tune wackiness.
  5. T-Pain saves his finest moment for his clients, but Thr33 Ringz' humour is still superbly crass and mostly enjoyable, especially when allied with the skittering beats and post-funk bounce of 'Freeze,' or the ominous chants and booming drums of 'Karaoke.'
  6. If you already hate him, nothing on this disc will change your mind. But some surprisingly creative moments throughout the album will likely inspire hundreds of clones over the next year.
  7. What this record ultimately boils down to is whether or not you’re tired of the incessant vocoder effect. If you are, this really isn’t for you. But if it’s little more than a mainstream trend, T-Pain does it better than anyone.

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