My top however many number records released on Dischord list is too long and too unrestrained for it to actually mean anything (except that some of the greatest music in the world was released on that record label). I’m just lumping great record after great record on there, without thought to hierarchy or qualification, without kicking something off to make room for another.
One album that will forever have a place on this list, never in danger on the day i finally try to cull and make something less clumsy of it, is Food For Thought by Gray Matter. For this song alone it would make the list. The middle section, where it speeds up and Geoff Turner’s voice loses its drawl and becomes a screamed intense and direct dispatch of an unshakable ill ease with this mess of a world, makes it something truly special.