Limited clear vinyl LP pressing. Time is the ninth studio album by English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (credited as ELO), released in 1981. It topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks. Time is a concept album written about a man from the 1980s who is taken to the year 2095, where he is confronted by the dichotomy between technological advancement and a longing for past romance. As a work of synthpop, Time signaled a departure from the band's sound by emphasizing electronics over it's usual orchestra. It is also the band's second concept album, the first being Eldorado in 1974. According to the book The Time Traveler's Almanac, Time is the first major concept album devoted entirely to time travel. In later years, the album attracted a cult following from those interested in retro-futurism, becoming the subject of admiration for some popular musicians.