Out of Step was the sole LP (or as the band put it: a very long 12" EP) released by hardcore punk band Minor Threat. It was first released in April 1983 on Dischord Records. Where the lyrics on their early EPs were an outlet for Ian's "message", the lyrics on Out of Step deal mainly with friendships (or problems associated with them). The original vinyl version of this album is quite different from the one on the Complete Discography compilation; most notably, the guitar on the bridge and Ian's scream at the end of Out of Step are entirely removed from the CD compilation. It was ranked 100 on Pitchfork Media's list of the 100 best albums of the 1980s.