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Question 1: Albarn's lyrics on Modern Life Is Rubbish "uses poignant humour and ________ characterisation to investigate the dreams, traditions and prejudices of suburban England", according to writer David Cavanagh.
The KinksRay DaviesDave DaviesThe Ultimate Collection (The Kinks album)

Question 2: The album's lyric sheets also feature the songs' ________, hand-written by guitar player Graham Coxon.
Andalusian cadenceChord (music)Twelve-bar bluesChord progression

Question 3: ________ reviewer Paul Moody was mostly enthusiastic about the record and rated it seven out of ten.
NMERolling StoneHot PressUncut (magazine)

Question 4: [15] Most of the songs on the album are melodic and lushly produced, often supplemented by a brass section, string arrangements and ________.
Heavy metal musicBacking vocalistRock musicLead guitar

Question 5: Blur resumed work on their second album due to a chance meeting with producer ________, who had previously worked with the band on their 1991 single "There's No Other Way".
Stephen StreetGraham CoxonAlex James (musician)Country House

Question 6: However, Blur flatly refused SBK's demand of re-recording the album with American producer ________, who was popular at the time for his work with Nirvana.
Butch VigBilly Bush (producer)Butch Vig discographyGarbage (band)

Question 7: ________producer (except "Sunday Sunday" and "Villa Rosie")
Stephen StreetAlex James (musician)Graham CoxonCountry House

Question 8: Deriving from "the biting humor of Ray Davies and the bitterness of ________",[16] Albarn's lyrics on Modern Life Is Rubbish are a social commentary and satire on contemporary suburban English life.
Paul WellerThe JamBruce FoxtonRick Buckler

Question 9: [1] Dismayed by American audiences' infatuation with ________ and the lacklustre response to their music, the group frequently drank, and members often broke into fist-fights with one another.
Alternative rockNoise rockGrungeRiot Grrrl

Question 10: ________ – vocals, piano, keyboards
GorillazDamon AlbarnPlastic BeachDemon Days


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