Third Floor Strangers - Last Chance (1981, Trelaine) MP3/Flac

Here you go, sharp as a tack power pop from the Queen City, Buffalo, NY.  If you discovered the Third Floor Strangers as woefully after the fact as I did, it was likely due to the inclusion of this album's title track (an instrumental no less) on the . (Hyped to Death) compilation.  While the liner notes point to similarities to Big Star (true that) it was evident that TFS were a product of their own era as well, lending Last Chance to listeners with an ear for contemporaries like Shoes and Fools Face.  "Don't Blame It All on Me" and "Lorraine" (the latter also released as a single) are model examples of the Strangers genre of choice, and even if Last Chance isn't a wall-to-wall goldmine it's still a beaut.

01. Last Chance
02. The Long Letter
03. Liar
04. Don't Blame It All on Me
05. Model
06. Angelina
07. You Said That to Me
08. Lorraine
09. Back to See You Again