Reading, Writing And Arithmetic (studio album) by The Sundays

Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 1,011th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 245 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1990 (13th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (200th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,011th)
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77/100 (from 245 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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95/100
From 06/04/2022 20:16
Beautiful album that's perfect for a lazy Sunday
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From 03/30/2022 05:40
A beautiful and sunny album that makes you feel good. For once a singer with a voice..
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85/100
From 03/01/2022 05:12
Majorly inconsistent in the quality of songs but there are some really really great ones thrown in there. this is where the story ends and hideous towns are so emotionally devastating but oh so beautiful. The vocals are just so so sweet and luscious.
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From 09/30/2020 23:33
THIS is my number one. Youth, beauty, innocence.
Best tracks: Skin And Bones, My Finest Hour, Here's Where The Story Ends.
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80/100
From 09/30/2020 20:03
Jangle pop bordering on dream pop. Perfect music for a lazy day. Emotionally not heavy but just enough to add a perfect amount of charm.
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From 04/22/2019 17:35
Interesting compositions, cool groove, laid back but plaintive and engaging vibe. And really, really nice vocals. I’m smitten.
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From 12/12/2016 20:29
Ok album. Best 10 songs average is 81,2/100 and the album can get ok 80/100. Far away best song is "Here's where the story ends" very good 90/100. All other songs only ok 75-80/100.
Genre: Indie Pop, Jangle Pop
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From 05/17/2016 20:17
Such a beautiful sound.
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95/100
From 11/23/2015 11:56
Ultimate post Smiths album. Brings me back to uni days when everyone was playing this. To be cherished.
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From 05/29/2015 01:11
May be a group effort, but this is Harriet Wheeler's show. She has a unique, youngish voice that carries the mellowness of the music. Fits in perfectly at the ending of new wave, and just before the grunge era.
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