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

Reading, Writing And Arithmetic
Reading, Writing And Arithmetic by The Sundays
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 1,234th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 203 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1990 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (237th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,234th)
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The Sundays. Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (CD, Apr-1990, DGC)
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Reading,Writing and Arithmetic by The Sundays (CD, April 1990, DCG)
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The Sundays: Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic (cassette)
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77/100 (from 203 votes)
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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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From 04/24/2014 12:22
Amazing album. What a lovely voice!
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From 12/17/2013 11:42
This album was a gem. In the wake of The Smiths demise this album was as good as any inspired by the now legendary Manchester Lafds. Beautiful voice Harriet Wheeler and its a shame she fell off the music radar very quickly
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From 11/27/2013 21:23
I've always had this mentally filed in the same vicinity as The Smiths. You have the same jangly guitars, and the decidedly English lyrical style. And Harriet Wheeler has one of the best voices ever. I think this is their best album, a collection of good songs, with two outstanding tracks: "Skin and Bones" and "Here's Where the Story Ends."
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From 11/11/2013 20:03
Oh, and by the way...I was wrong, the music fits the vocals perfectly.
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From 08/29/2013 00:50
I adore this album but I can't help but think the lady's voice outshines the music. Though I think her voice would outshine most music. Totally have a crush on her vocal cords.
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