Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
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Studio album by The Sundays
Released 15 January 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)Blind1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times 4/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
NME 10/10[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Quietus favourable[6]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[7]
Spin Alternative Record Guide 8/10[8]

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.[9]

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 27 January 2016. 
  2. ^ McLeese, Don (11 May 1990). "Sundays take elementary approach to perfection". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 27 January 2016. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Sandow, Greg (20 April 1990). "Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Sundays: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". NME: 46. 1 June 1996. 
  5. ^ "The Sundays: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". Q (119): 141. August 1996. 
  6. ^ Moffat, Iain (10 February 2010). "20 Years On: Remembering The Sundays' Reading, Writing and Arithmetic". The Quietus. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8. 
  9. ^ "'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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