This tag can refer to three separate artists: a British rock band, a British news organization, and a Malaysian indie band. 1) The Times were a British rock band of the 1980s and 1990s with Ed Ball as its prominent figure. Ball, obsessed with '60s britpop, formed the band while he still was a member of the Television Personalities and recorded the first The Times' album in 1980. It went unreleased until 1985 and the second album, Pop Goes Art, was released in 1982.
1) The Times were a British rock band of the 1980s and 1990s with Ed Ball as its prominent figure.
Ball, obsessed with '60s britpop, formed the band while he still was a member of the Television Personalities and recorded the first The Times' album in 1980. It went unreleased until 1985 and the second album, Pop Goes Art, was released in 1982.
The Times released a steady stream of albums and EPs on Ball's own Artpop! label after he left the Television Personalities: This Is London (1983), I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape (1983), Hello Europe (1984), Blue Period (1985), Boys About Town (1985), Up Against It (1986) and Enjoy The Times (1986).
The Times broke up around the end of 1986 and Ball joined Joe Foster as an executive at Creation Records. It wasn't long, however, before Ball restarted the Times; this time the name was cover for a solo career with a less Carnaby Street-obsessed outlook and more of an interest in current trends. 1988's Beat Torture was standard late-'80s U.K. guitar jangle ? la Creation's house band, Biff Bang Pow!, half of which serves as Ball's backing band, but 1989's ecstatically titled E for Edward dips tentatively into the acid house boom spreading over the country that summer. Ball alos recorded three acid house EPs under the name the Love Corporation in the early '90s.
More Times albums followed, Et Dieu Crea la Femme (1990), Pure (1991), and Alternative Commercial Crossover (1993), Sad But True (1997) and Pirate Playlist 66 (1999) before Ball discarded that band name for good.
2) The Times is a national news organization based on the daily newspaper of the same name, which has been published in the United Kingdom since 1785 (when it was known as The Daily Universal Register). The Times and its sister paper The Sunday Times are published by Times Newspapers Limited, a subsidiary of News International. News International is entirely owned by the News Corporation group, headed by Rupert Murdoch.
The paper is traditionally seen as a moderately conservative newspaper and a supporter of the Tories. An American edition has been published since 6 June 2006. The Times also runs a related news website called Times Online which releases multiple podcasts under its name, including the football podcast TheGame. the bugle, a now independent satirical news show hosted by Jon Oliver and Andy Zatlzman, appeared via The Times until December 2011.
3)The Times was an indie rock band from Malaysia.