Not bad for a pair of conventional rockers
Notable tracks: Stiff Kittens; Where Would You Like Them Left?; Again, Again, and Again; Black Electric
Its refreshing to hear an electronic album with a lyrical focus whose lyrics go a lttile deeper than YOLO. That alone makes CexCells a rather unique and recognizable piece on the electronic front. But at the same time, it lacks a little of the wow factor I have come to expect from an electronic album. Because of the lyrical approach, the tracks begin the blend together and putting the names with the correct song becomes difficult. The album also feels rather “stock.” The impeccably clean beats, samples of conventional instruments, and tried-n-true effects make CexCells feel like it came straight out of Garage Band or Acid Pro. Still, though I do generally do appreciate more innovative works, CexCells is a good piece of synth-pop and I would recommend it to AFI fans and burgeoning electro gurus alike - a good starter album for those of you trying to bridge the gap between conventional rock and the electronic world.
You Have To Be Loyal
These reviews on here make me sad. OBVIOUSLY don't expect anything like AFI. It's beautiful in its own right, and its an ENTIRELY DIFFERENT genre. If you're like me, a girl who wears a bracelet that reads, "AFI DF Eternal" (DF is the Despair Faction, AFI's fan club) and never takes it off, then you have a devotion and inherent love for anything and everything Davey and/or AFI create. His LYRICS people, his eloquent way of wording and weaving lyrics is the true essence of Davey and/or AFI. You don't HAVE to love everything (although I just happen to) but at least respect the guys' choices in what they decide to evolve into and release. This album is beautiful, and because I also recently acquired Bright Black Heaven, I believe the message Blaqk Audio is emitting is liberation from things that may inhibit you *cough* religion*coughcough* it's about being free, and capturing everything you can get out of life. I am a 15 year old girl, and find this album,along with everything else Davey had a hand in, to be mesmerizing and thought provoking.
Very catchy and unique, a pleasure to listen to. Definitely one of the best modern electro/synth pop groups imo.
Most songs I get get boring after the 20th time listening to them.. I've had Cexcells for 4 years now and I still love every track! Davey's voice is sexy and Jade's beats will keep you listening over and over! BTW a little insider knowledge, some of the songs are related to each other!
Why don't they spend their time making a good AFI album instead of giving us 2 mediocre, uninspired records?
There is a reason why 80's music sucked... And also why it stayed in the 80's. Please don't pay for this crap. That's like paying to have kidney stones. I don't know why genius said this is similar to Puscifer... Maynard would cry.
Not for people with hearing.
Okay you can kiss Straight Edge goodbye because of all the inuendos. And this is really different. I mean REALLY. I mean it's techno, but like really bad. I'm sorry, but all it is is sex. And really "Stiff Kittens" is not the most anti-sex thing out there. I mean I like all of AFI's discography, even Crash Love, but this is sorry to say NO TALENT! The only okay song is Black Electric. Really. This isn't techno like Decemberunderground. This isn't techno like basshunter. This is techno like... mindless sludge.
Blaring it up and casual play
By Tempus Limon
This album has one unique quality that not many albums can accomplish: being able to casually play the album without diminishing the quality and feel of each song. Although a plus is that you can blare some songs for a greater "club" effect. Besides that I give this album 5 stars with three (to keep it short) recommendations on "Stiff Kittens", "Bitter Sweet", and "Where Would You Like Them Left?"
Took me by surprise
I've never really been an AFI fan mainly because of the whine sound in Havok's voice but this was definitely an extreme shift in music from their original stuff and I definitely approve. I'm a fan of bands such as Imperative Reaction, Solitary Experiemnts, Assemblage 23 and I kinda have to say that Blaqk Audio's CexCells album can fit in nicely right with my "future-pop" and "dark electro" playlist
By Beautiful Fainting Words
2.Between Breaths (An XX Perspective)-10
3.Snuff on Digital-10
4.Bitter for Sweet-10
5.Where Would You Like Them Left?-10
6.The Fear of Being Found-10
7.On A Friday-9.5
8.The Love Letter-10
10.Cities of Night-9.6
11.Again, Again, and Again-9.5
12.Wake Up, Open the Door and Escape to the Sea-9.5
Davey and Jade (of AFI) show us a great side project with Blaqk Audio, can't wait for Bright Black Heaven.