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Roni Size

Roni Size: Musical innovator
1997

Winner: Roni Size / Reprazent - New Forms
Sounds like: Reggae-tinged jungle opus
Key track: Brown Paper Bag - which showcased the band's mix of live instruments and skittering, uptempo drum loops

Subsequent career: New Forms is still one of the biggest-selling drum and bass albums of all time. Size remains a pivotal player in the club scene and has provided remixes for artists such as Janet Jackson and U2.
Mercury barometer: Middling - The jury were right to champion new music, but critics said Radiohead were more deserving winners.

Losers: Radiohead - OK Computer, Spice Girls - Spice

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