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My Chemical Romance poster for Kerrang! 2006 by Lisa Johnson.

“This photo was taken in the downstairs dressing room at Hollywood’s Avalon in October 2006,” says K! photographer Lisa Johnson. “The band were set to debut The Black Parade live for a MySpace fan-only show that night. Gerard had just bleached his hair and this was the first time I’d seen it.”

anonymous asked:

idk a pitchfork why is their review so important?

they’re notoriously pretentious music snobs who will rip artists a new one without mercy – they gave ed sheeran’s divide a 2.8/10 rating when it came out

unfortunately they’re also the most widely read indie music publication out there and people hang on their every word. they can make or break an album’s success and an artist’s career

Pitchfork’s opinions have gained increased cultural currency; some in the mainstream media view the site as a barometer of the independent music scene, and positive quotes from its reviews are increasingly used in press releases and affixed to the front of CDs.

Some publications[3] have cited Pitchfork in having played a part in “breaking” artists such as Arcade Fire, Sufjan Stevens, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Interpol, The Go! Team, Junior Boys, The Books, Broken Social Scene, Cold War Kids, Wolf Parade, Tapes ‘n Tapes, and Titus Andronicus

they’ve point blank refused to review any of 1d’s albums. they reviewed zayn’s mind of mine and gave it a 5.9/10 which was shockingly high (not a comment on his music but a comment on the pitchfork #culture) AND BASICALLY I EXPECTED THEM TO EITHER IGNORE HARRY OR GIVE HIM LIKE A 3 BUT THEIR REVIEW JUST CAME OUT AND THEY GAVE HIM A 6.8/10 I HONESTLY CAN’T BELIEVE