Oneirology (album)

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Studio album by CunninLynguists
Released March 15, 2011
Recorded 2010
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 50:15
Label QN5/APOS Music
Producer Kno, Blue Sky Black Death
CunninLynguists chronology
Strange Journey Volume Two
(2009)Strange Journey Volume Two2009
Strange Journey Volume Three
(2014)Strange Journey Volume Three2014
Singles from Oneirology
  1. "Stars Shine Brightest (In The Darkest Of Night)"
    Released: 2011
  2. "Hard As They Come (Act I)"
    Released: 2011
  3. "Darkness (Dream On)"
    Released: 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Okayplayer (95/100)[1]
PopMatters (9/10)[2]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
RapReviews (8.5/10)[4]
URB 4.5/5 stars[5]

Oneirology is the fifth studio album by the American hip hop group CunninLynguists, originally set to be released on March 22, 2011, on QN5 Music. The digital download was released earlier on March 15, 2011 in response to heavy bootlegging. The album has all the production handled by the group member Kno, and features guest appearances from Big K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs and Tonedeff.


All that was known about Oneirology throughout most of 2010 was the name, but details were finally announced in January 2011 by the hip hop specialized site HipHopDX,[6] followed by the album cover and track listing, respectively. In the official website of QN5 Music, the production was announced, and was just by the member Kno.[7]

The album cover was designed by the Dutch artist Lois van Baarle,[8] according to CunninLynguists official site, and shows a red-haired woman sleeping in a bed, hands clutching her pillow and sheets.


The first single was "Stars Shine Brightest (In The Darkest Of Night)", that features Rick Warren and was produced by Kno, and was the first leak of the album.

The second single is "Hard As They Come (Act I)", featuring Freddie Gibbs, written by the group and produced by Kno, and was the second leak of the album.

The third single is "Darkness (Dream On)", featuring Anna Wise of Sonnymoon and was the third leak of the album.

Track listing[edit]

Album credits taken from CunninLynguists' official website.[9]

All songs produced by Kno. "Enemies With Benefits" is co-produced by Blue Sky Black Death.

No. Title Writer(s) Track notes Length
1. "Predormitum (Prologue)" Garrett Bush, Willis Polk II, Ryan Wisler   4:09
2. "Darkness (Dream On)" (featuring Anna Wise of Sonnymoon) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Anna Wise   3:56
3. "Phantasmata" Bush, Polk, Wisler   1:54
4. "Hard as They Come (Act I)" (featuring Freddie Gibbs) Bush, Wisler, Fredrick Tipton   4:17
5. "Murder (Act II)" (featuring Big K.R.I.T.) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Justin Scott, Willie Eames *Additional keys by Deacon The Villain 3:35
6. "My Habit (I Haven't Changed)" Bush, Polk, Wisler *Additional keys by Deacon The Villain 2:01
7. "Get Ignorant" Bush, Polk, Wisler   4:30
8. "Shattered Dreams" Bush, Polk, Wisler *Additional vocals by Courtney Campbell 3:39
9. "Stars Shine Brightest (In The Darkest Of Night)" (featuring Rick Warren) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Rick Warren   4:02
10. "So As Not To Wake You (Interlude)" Bush, Polk, Wisler   1:24
11. "Enemies With Benefits" (featuring Tonedeff) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Anthony Rojas, Herman Floyd *Additional keys by Deacon The Villain 3:54
12. "Looking Back" (featuring Anna Wise of Sonnymoon) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Wise   3:14
13. "Dreams" (featuring Tunji and BJ the Chicago Kid) Bush, Polk, Wisler, Bryan Sledge, O. Balogun *Additional keys by Brandon Mabson 5:03
14. "Hypnopomp (Epilogue)" (featuring Bianca Spriggs) Polk, Wisler, Bianca Spriggs *Additional keys by Deacon The Villain 1:42
15. "Embers" Bush, Polk, Wisler, Floyd   2:55



  1. ^ review
  2. ^ PopMatters review
  3. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  4. ^ RapReviews review
  5. ^ URB review
  6. ^ Paine, Jake (2011-03-17). "Tracklisting & Cover Art Revealed To Cunninlynguists' "Oneirology" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "PRE-ORDER: CunninLynguists - Oneirology". Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  8. ^ "CunninLynguists". 2011-03-22. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Oneirology". Retrieved 2011-03-25.