It's been 23 years in the making. They won the Mercury Music prize in 2008 for "The Seldom Seen Kid" album and Brit Award for Best British group the following year.
The Seldom Seen Kid had it all - the mindblowing post-blues menace and alienation of "Grounds for Divorce" was still a singalong anthem with a filthy guitar riff from the depths of hell's darkest reach.
Epicly orchestrated anthems like "One Day Like This" prove that Elbow could conjure a deeply, melodic song from nothing but the dust of an idea.
You can hear Elbow on the Ray D'Arcy show - if you want to catch up visit our player here.