I don't think there's another instrument/effect that drives me more nuts than the vocoder. I'm sitting here at work having to listen to the Top40 station (i.e. rap, r&b, techno, etc) & the vocoder is sooooooooo overused. Why is it cool to make the voice sound robotic? It reminds me of a pixellator effect.
I wanna cuntpunt Cher for starting this retarded revolution on that damn "Believe" song. The vocoder sucks!!!!!
Worst invention ever, irritating as fuck and makes everything sound dire!