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The Mercury Prize: Pulp Friction

Simon Frith, Guardian, The, 13 September 1996

Tokenistic? Predictable? Ridiculous? Critics claim all three. Here, chairman of the judges Simon Frith defends the Mercury Music Prize.

Total word count of piece: 873

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