Category Archives: #SoundTrax

Lucianin: The Joker and the Thief

By CHRIS LUCIANIN
Blog Contributor

Hellllloooooooo, Trax Pack! First off let me apologize for my long hiatus. I wish I could tell you that I was off doing worldly cool things, and not watching Netflix. But that would be a lie.

Two columns ago I wrote about the Foo Fighters and their upcoming album Sonic Highways. Since their single from that album, “Something from Nothing,” has been getting a ton of radio play, it has sparked some comparisons (aka accusations of riff stealing) to Ronnie James Dio’s “Holy Diver.” Continue reading Lucianin: The Joker and the Thief

Lucianin: Mind on My Music, Music on My Mind

By CHRIS LUCIANIN
Blog Contributor

We have all been there. We’re driving in our car, sitting at our desks wasting away with our headphones on, or maybe on a run with music to pass the time.

Then, that song comes on. You know which one I’m talking about, the one that digs deep down into your subconscious (for more on psychology shit that is way past my realm of knowledge, read my boy, Rob Schumann’s columns) and digs up that unforgettable memory of the party you and your friends were at and pulled an all-nighter, just to get your short friend to a soccer game on time. Continue reading Lucianin: Mind on My Music, Music on My Mind

Lucianin: Band Timeline — The Foo Fighters

By CHRIS LUCIANIN
Blog Contributor

Hello again, Trax Packers, and welcome back to #SoundTrax. With The Foo Fighters (my favorite band) about to drop their eighth studio album, I wanted to do a special tribute to them that included a brief time line and description of their albums — from after the tragic passing of Kurt Cobain that gave Dave his voice all the way up to present-day.

Note: This is a discography time line. Some details (not all), such as record labels and band member additions/dropouts, have been left out. The Platinum and Gold tallies are marked between RIAA, ARIA, BPI, IFPI Counts, and RIANZ and are not reflective of individual sales. Continue reading Lucianin: Band Timeline — The Foo Fighters

Lucianin: The Day The Music Died

By CHRIS LUCIANIN
Blog Contributor

Hello fellow Trax Packers, like many of you reading and/or contributing to Off The Trax, we are familiar with our Off The Trax podcast hosts, Ted, J-Con and Maria. However, many of you may not know me — and I am very sorry to hear that, because I am awesome. As a self-proclaimed music enthusiast and expert (aren’t all music fans self-proclaimed?), I will be bringing you weekly articles on a variety of different music topics, including a weekly album you should check out, a weekly single worth jamming to, and a track that makes me want to punt babies off of the George Washington Bridge. It will all be titled #SoundTrax.

So jumping right into it, I would like to discuss something that happened about a month ago. A fairly big name band, by the name of U2 — who some of you might know — decided they were going to do the world a favor in partnering up with iTunes for the debut release of their new album, Songs of Innocence. To the surprise of many, myself included, we woke up with a brand new, free album on our phones. That’s right, FREE MUSIC! Continue reading Lucianin: The Day The Music Died