Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
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Studio album by
Released15 January 1990
Recorded1989–1990
GenreIndie pop, jangle pop, dream pop
Length38:34
LabelRough Trade, DGC
ProducerThe Sundays, Ray Shulman
The Sundays chronology
Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
(1990)
Blind
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Chicago Sun-Times4/4 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
NME10/10[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[7]

Reading, Writing and Arithmetic is the debut studio 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.[8]

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]

  • Harriet Wheeler – vocals
  • David Gavurin – guitar
  • Paul Brindley – bass
  • Patrick Hannan – drums
  • Lindsay Jamieson – tambourine

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. Archived from the original on 18 November 2018. 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. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  8. ^ "'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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