American rockers Death Cab For Cutie are the latest musicians to criticise Kanye West's use of Auto-Tune - they're launching a campaign to have the controversial technology banned.West is one of a number of musicians who rely on Auto-Tune to help improve their vocals and it features heavily on his latest album, 808s & Heartbreak.
But Death Cab for Cutie argue it is killing the art of singing and want it outlawed.
The group wore blue ribbons to the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb09), to highlight the their campaign, 'Auto-Tune abuse in music'.
Frontman Ben Gibbard says, "Auto-Tuning is a digital manipulation, a correction of a singer's voice that is affecting literally thousands of singers today and thousands of records that are coming out. So we just want to raise awareness while we're here and try to bring back the blue note... The note that's not so perfectly in pitch and just gives the recording some soul and some kind of real character. It's how people really sing."