The 3 Songs EP was initially released as part of Sub Pop's Singles Club, and was eventually re-released on Dischord as a 7" and tacked on to the CD version of Repeater. "Song #1" actually sounds like a Minor Threat song in its directness, doing what it can to make things like records, haircuts, and the thoughts of others seem meaningless in the grand scheme of things -- "Life is what you want it to be." "Joe #1" is an instrumental showcase for bassist Joe Lally, also notable for what seems to be the band's first use of piano. "Break In" is a brief slice of anxious hardcore, thanks to Guy Picciotto's hyper vocalizing and the blazing instrumentation from the usual suspects.
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman