Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Studio album by The Sundays
Released January 15, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Indie pop, dream pop
Length 38:34
Label Rough Trade
Producer The Sundays, Ray Shulman
The Sundays chronology
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
(1990)
Blind
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
BBC Music (favourable) [2]
Entertainment Weekly A− [3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [4]

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is the first album by The Sundays. It was released in the United Kingdom on Rough Trade Records, and in the United States on Geffen Records. The album name is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading.[5]

Track listing [6][edit]

All songs written by David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler.

  1. "Skin & Bones" – 4:16
  2. "Here's Where the Story Ends" – 3:54
  3. "Can't Be Sure" – 3:22
  4. "I Won" – 4:23
  5. "Hideous Towns" – 3:46
  6. "You're Not the Only One I Know" – 3:50
  7. "A Certain Someone" – 4:25
  8. "I Kicked a Boy" – 2:16
  9. "My Finest Hour" – 3:59
  10. "Joy" – 4:10

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reading, Writing and Arithmetic at AllMusic
  2. ^ White, Chris (31 July 2009). "Review of The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". BBC Music. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Sandow, Greg (20 April 1990). "Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Robbins, Ira (14 June 1990). "Rolling Stone review". Rolling Stone archived at Wayback Machine. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Sundays' Will Add Hot Stuff to Cool Repertoire". Deseret News. 3 September 1990. Retrieved 12 December 2011. "employs a pun involving the band's hometown (actually pronounced RED-ing not REED-ing)" 
  6. ^ The Sundays complete discography