Episode 467: The Sundays’ ‘Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic’ at 30


Despite having released only three albums in their relatively short career, The Sundays remain one of the most influential bands of the 90s. With Harriet Wheeler’s undeniable voice at the fore, the quartet perfected the “indie-pop” that the 80s gave rise to and turned it into something timeless, idiosyncratic, and perfect. 

Thirty years after its release, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic, their first album, still sounds as magical and forward-thinking as ever. We’re taking a look at this possibly forgotten classic, the legacy of a band gone far too soon, and more on an all-new Discologist.  

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