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image from www.clashmusic.com Every once and awhile, an artist gets fed up with the music industry BS and throws up their hands.

Portishead's Geoff Barrow is one of those people.

On his Twitter, Barrow set the expectations that fans should have of their follow-up to 2008's 'Third'.

Clearly, someone in the social media department pissed Barrow off something good, because every point he nails is all-the-good-advice they've been dishing out to artists. Let musicians rejoice at Barrow's objections to the changing times:

  • There will be NO free downloads. There will be NO bonus tracks. There will be NO remixes. There will be NO hidden footage.
     
  • There will be NO additional content. There will be NO corporate partners. There will be NO fashion lines. There will be NO tabloid pictures.

  • There will be NO £25 unit cost. There will be NO street team. There will be NO MySpace. There will be NO celeb producer. There will be NO twitter.

  • There will be NO press/blogger gig. There will be NO acoustic session. There will be NO meet and greet. There will be NO edited version.

  • There will be NO iTunes only. There will be NO press launch. There will be NO Asian version. There will be NO radio friendly.

So what the hell should fans expect from the new album? Barrow boldly states, "Just music and us." It's a big thing to promise. In the world where fans expect increasingly more from artists, Barrow says that great music is all they're getting.

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How many times have you wanted to say this – scream this out loud?

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