CunninLynguists
Oneirology


3.5
great

Review

by Cognautic USER (2 Reviews)
March 17th, 2011 | 23 replies | 4,596 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Kno's production takes the forefront, and, for once, not always for the better.

0 of 3 thought this review was well written

Truthfully, before I had access to this album, I was expecting it to be my baby. I literally believed that it would be one of the greatest hip hop albums ever made and be my favorite. Little did I realize that when you set a bar so unrealistically high, you'll soon see that there's no such thing as an album of the angels that is pure ear-jizz. However, though I was disappointed, this by no means that it was bad.

Lyrically, the album was great. Every single rapper's performance on every track was dope, Deacon and Natti particularly outperforming themselves. From their touching and energetic verses on Stars Shine Brightest to Deacon's softly delivered verse on Darkness, Cunninlynguists usual charisma takes their place in Oneirology. Flow wise, however, they haven't reached any of the heights that they have reached before, but there is a reason for this, which I believe to be the albums only flaw.

Though Kno's beats are all beautiful and atmospheric, a term that I have never felt I have ever had to use before in a sense that it would fit applies. "Overproduced." In some songs the combination of synths and hard hitting drums work beautifully, creating amazing sonic landscapes, such as in "Darkness", but sometimes there's just too much going on, and with so happening for so long it's bound to eventually tire you out. By the time I reached "Dreams" I was sorely tired of what I perceived as the same drums sampled on every song, accompanied by several layers of synths once again. Although synths and angelic choirs are both great, they just didn't do so great on that song. Of course, after the second slip up in a row in the form of what supposedly could be called (corny) spoken word, the song Embers renewed my passion for synths, high pitched choruses, and divine choirs with its pure dopeness.

All in all, it was a great experience. The album had many great songs, and though there were a few tracks that I believe were subpar with the rest of the album, I feel that it was by no means a bad, or even average album. When I consider it as a whole, despite the fact that it had a few points where I didn't enjoy it as much as I had hoped, it was still sublime. I would highly recommend it to you, but rest assured, it is nothing at all like any past Cunninlynguists album, not even Death is Silent, though they might appear similar. Fan or not, it's a brand new experience, and even if you hate Will Rap For Food, Southerunderground, A Piece of Strange, and Dirty Acres, you might enjoy this one.


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Cognautic
March 17th 2011



17 Comments


I started writing in the sound off feature, and I was writing for a while, so I figured I would just post it as a review. I hope no one rips it too much...

cvlts
March 17th 2011



8954 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

uhmmm, review and rating kinda disagree with each other on this

Cognautic
March 17th 2011



17 Comments


What would it imply then?

InASilentWay
March 17th 2011



156 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Cognautic Creix from yahoo? Lol if it is, its Stillill didnt know you came on here.

InASilentWay
March 17th 2011



156 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

And btw this reads like a 3.5. You are implying it could have been much better.

Cognautic
March 17th 2011



17 Comments


Hey Stillill, nice to see you. I come here occasionally, but I haven't really taken part in anything until now. Ok, I guess I'll change my rating accordingly..

Cognautic
March 17th 2011



17 Comments


Exceeppppttt I don't know how to do that. Help a brother out?

Butkuiss
March 17th 2011



4102 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Don't go changing your rating if you feel it's a 4.5/5. Reword your review to better support your arguments. This is YOUR opinion; not anybody else's. If you feel it's a 3.5, that's fine, change it. Just make sure your writing and rating are in sync with your opinion.

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ButcheredChildren
March 17th 2011



5591 Comments


Little did I realize that when you set a bar so unrealistically high, you'll soon see that there's no such thing as an album of the angels that is pure ear-jizz.


wow

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album rules

review is ok, definitely should be a 3.5 at most though

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Aids
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"Exceeppppttt I don't know how to do that. Help a brother out?"

go to your profile, there's a button that says "Edit My Reviews/Albums" underneath your picture, on the left

PuddlesPuddles
March 18th 2011



4752 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Jaysus I need this

DaveyCT
March 18th 2011



1 Comments


I haven't heard it yet, but Cunninlynguists always keeps me interested.

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Polymath
March 18th 2011



3836 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great review but still...

Cognautic
March 19th 2011



17 Comments


Know what, I'll just reword it a little and change it back to 4.5, because, tbh, I feel like it
deserves one.

I'll be sure to give it a couple more listens too.

808muzik
March 29th 2011



931 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is so good. Review is alright.

Hawks
March 29th 2011



34194 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah there's some grammar errors here and there, but it wasn't too bad. Album is fantastic though.

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ckunke002
May 3rd 2011



1033 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whatup Cog and Stillill.... itssss BIG BIRD!

qwe3
May 3rd 2011



21353 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

def not above a 4

ckunke002
May 3rd 2011



1033 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Definitely above a 3



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