Muse have secured their second week at Number One on the Official UK Albums Chart with ‘Drones’
It’s the band’s fifth chart-topping album and the first time they have held on to Number 1 for a second week since 2006’s ‘Black Holes & Revelations’.
Florence + The Machine’s ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ remains at Number 2, while Paul Simon’s ‘Ultimate Collection’, a former Number 1, jumps nine places to Number 3. James Taylor is this week’s best placed new entry, scoring his highest charting studio album for 44 years with ‘Before This World’ at Number 4.
Completing the Top 5 is Ed Sheeran’s ‘x’, which celebrates a year in the Official UK Albums Top 10 – only four of which were spent outside the Top 5.
Elsewhere, Adam Lambert bags his first UK Top 10 album with ‘The Original High’ entering the chart at Number 8. Glastonbury headliners The Who are at Number 18 with ‘Who Hits 50’. while Royal Blood’s self-titled debut album re-enters the Top 40 today, climbing 14 places to Number 27.
Muse’s Matt Bellamy recently claimed that ‘Drones’ is Muse’s best album, admitting, “That’s not something I’ve been able to say for a while.” Bellamy also recently told NME about visiting the White House and talking conspiracy theories with former Secretary Of State Colin Powell.