Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Sundays' debut album builds on the layered, ringing guitar hooks and unconventional pop melodies of the Smiths, adding more ethereal vocals and a stronger backbeat. As evidenced by the lilting, melancholy single "Here's Where the Story Ends," it's a winning combination, making Reading, Writing and Arithmetic a thoroughly engaging debut.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Sundays' debut album builds on the layered, ringing guitar hooks and unconventional pop melodies of the Smiths, adding more ethereal vocals and a stronger backbeat. As evidenced by the lilting, melancholy single "Here's Where the Story Ends," it's a winning combination, making Reading, Writing and Arithmetic a thoroughly engaging debut.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/1990
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • UPC: 720642427729
  • Catalog Number: 24277
  • Sales rank: 8,637

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Skin & Bones (4:17)
  2. 2 Here's Where the Story Ends (3:55)
  3. 3 Can't Be Sure (3:25)
  4. 4 I Won (4:22)
  5. 5 Hideous Towns (3:48)
  6. 6 You're Not the Only One I Know (3:51)
  7. 7 A Certain Someone (4:25)
  8. 8 I Kicked a Boy (2:18)
  9. 9 My Finest Hour (3:59)
  10. 10 Joy (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Sundays Primary Artist
Paul Brindley Bass
David Gavurin Guitar
Patrick Hannan Drums
Harriet Wheeler Vocals
Technical Credits
The Sundays Producer
Gail Lambourne Producer, Engineer
Alan Moulder Producer, Engineer
R. Shulman Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A astonishing debut from pop's reigning rulers of Dream Pop

    This masterpiece combines the intelligent jangle pop of the Smiths with the sonic adventurism of the Cocteau Twins that blend nicely with their breathtaking songwriting

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