Although their sensational comeback in 2005 may have confirmed Take That's popularity had never faltered, the release of the outstanding Progress is the clearest indication yet that the record-breaking pop heroes really are back for good.
With a certain Robbie Williams returning to complete the line-up, the sixth studio outing from the seemingly timeless quintet is another winning collection of pop gems, the odd electro moment and a generous smattering of beautiful ballads. With a legacy that has included 11 number one singles, the bar has certainly been set high, but aided by super producer Stuart Price (Missy Elliot, Madonna) every expectation is comfortably met. Lead single "The Flood" showcases the rejuvenated vocal partnership between Williams and Gary Barlow, with their band mates continually offering admirable support.
Never a band to rest on former glories, Take That have produced their most challenging album yet, with smooth R&B and rock added to the contemporary mix. The result is arguably their most ambitious album to date - a clear sign that Take That have indeed made great Progress.