Kamtin Mohager: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

Kamtin Mohager: 5 Albums That Changed My Life

The Chain Gang of 1974 is out with their fourth album today (June 23), a record titled Felt. To herald its release, the band’s Kamtin Mohager gave us a peek at some of his biggest musical inspirations.

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Catherine Wheel, Ferment
In my opinion, this band is the underdog of the early alternative/shoegaze movement of the ’90s. Just listen to ‘Black Metallic’ and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

The Blue Nile, Hats
The most underrated band of the ’80s, in my opinion. ‘Saturday Night’ is easily one of my favorite songs of all time. Paul Buchanan has a way of conveying so much emotion with a very minimal approach.

Weekend, Jinx
Don’t be fooled or confused by the name. This band is entirely different from The Weeknd the world knows. The best post punk album of the last ten years.

New Radicals, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
The smartest pop album ever made. Front to back, this album was an overlooked classic. Don’t let the One-Hit-Wonder reputation fool you.

My Vitriol, Finelines
The perfect blend of alternative rock and shoegaze. This album changed my life when it was released in 2001, and continues to inspire me when writing for my other band Teenage Wrist.

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