Time (studio album) by Electric Light Orchestra

Time by Electric Light Orchestra
Year: 1981
Overall rank: 702nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 375 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1981 (6th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (105th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (702nd)
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Electric Light Orchestra bestography

Time is ranked 3rd best out of 42 albums by Electric Light Orchestra on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Electric Light Orchestra is Out Of The Blue which is ranked number 497 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,613.

Electric Light Orchestra album bestography « Higher ranked (574th) This album (702nd) Lower ranked (1,363rd) »
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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 375 votes)
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06/02/2024 15:21 lleon79  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,01181/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 75.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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85/100
From 03/23/2024 18:29
Why is this rated so low? So, so good.
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70/100
From 03/17/2023 18:05
Not a bad album but better than On the Third Day, Eldorado or Face the Music? not a chance, ranked way to high.
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From 09/07/2022 01:12
Great
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80/100
From 09/03/2022 13:56
I like the sci-fi theme of this album and it shows transition of the ELO to the 80s sound. There are some weak tracks, but most of them are good.
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80/100
From 05/05/2022 07:02
This Band surely knows how to make catchy and ingenious pop-rock tunes.
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From 02/28/2021 13:17
Incrível viagem! Um dos melhores da década!
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From 02/14/2021 14:05
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From 08/23/2020 11:59
Interesting concept album with lynne piling on synthase, 21st century man is lovely but the vocal effects diminish it for me. Twightlight and hold on tight are the highlights, another heartbreak is instrumental dross.
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From 05/17/2020 01:18
A "Concept Album". If you can get over how silly the concept is (Jeff Lynne plays a man who gets sent into the future year of 2095 and then hates it and wants to go back), it's a lot of fun, and arguably ahead of the curve on synth driven sci-fi music. I love "Julie Don't Live Here Anymore", which is a bonus track on some reissues of the album.
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90/100
From 04/26/2020 21:25
This could be one of my guilty pleasure. I have to tell that this is one of my alltime favorite albums. When I first listened to it, I was young boy and I was really impressed about it and it never gone. The style, the sound, the lyrics it is so 80s and untill this day I really love that album.
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Best Albums of 1981
1. Moving Pictures by Rush
2. Computerwelt [Computer World] by Kraftwerk
3. Discipline by King Crimson
4. Juju by Siouxsie And The Banshees
5. My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts by Brian Eno & David Byrne
6. Time by Electric Light Orchestra
7. Dare by The Human League
8. Faith by The Cure
9. Damaged by Black Flag
10. Deceit by This Heat
11. Youth Of America by Wipers
12. Fire Of Love by The Gun Club
13. Tattoo You by The Rolling Stones
14. Ghost In The Machine by The Police
15. The Ascension by Glenn Branca
16. Heaven Up Here by Echo & The Bunnymen
17. Face Value by Phil Collins
18. Killers by Iron Maiden
19. Movement by New Order
20. Architecture & Morality by Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
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