After listening to all of them in the past few days, I would put them in this order:
What Time Is It by The Time
The Time by The Time
Condensate by The Original 7ven
Pandemonium by The Time
Ice Cream Castles by The Time
It is not that surprising to me that I find their two most successful albums to be their worst. There’s a different between having fun and being silly. Ice Cream Castles was when they sold out big time around the Purple Rain era and was just silly. Pandemonium was when they tried to sell out big time for the Graffiti Bridge era and was just as silly. The other albums happened when a lot of people who jumped on the Purple Rain bandwagon weren’t paying attention to them so they were able to have fun.