Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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Not to be confused with The three Rs.
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
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Studio album by The Sundays
Released January 15, 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Indie pop, jangle pop, dream pop
Length 38:34
Label Rough Trade, DGC
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]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
NME 10/10[3]
Q 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is the debut album by English alternative rock band The Sundays. It was released in the United Kingdom on Rough Trade Records, and in the United States on DGC Records. The album name is a reference to the band's hometown, Reading, Berkshire.[6] It is ranked number 277 on NME's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Track listing[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. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Reading, Writing and Arithmetic – The Sundays". AllMusic. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ Sandow, Greg (20 April 1990). "Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Sundays: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". NME: 46. 1 June 1996. 
  4. ^ "The Sundays: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". Q (119): 141. August 1996. 
  5. ^ Robbins, Ira (14 June 1990). "The Sundays: Reading, Writing And Arithmetic". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 17 December 2007. Retrieved 24 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Sundays' Will Add Hot Stuff to Cool Repertoire". Deseret News. 3 September 1990. Retrieved 12 December 2011. (subscription required (help)). employs a pun involving the band's hometown (actually pronounced RED-ing not REED-ing) 

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