Muse are on course to land a fifth chart-topping album on home soil this weekend with Drones.
Drones is currently outselling the rest of the Top 5 combined and, if its sales momentum continues into the weekend, will become one of the fastest selling albums of the year so far.
Muse first topped the Official Albums Chart with 2003’s Absolution and have since taken the crown with 2006’s Black Holes & Revelations, 2009’s The Resistance, and 2012’s The 2nd Law.
Sliding one place to Number 2 midweek is Florence + The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, followed by Leftfield with their first full length studio album in 16 years, Alternative Light Source (3).
Icelandic folk-pop group Of Monsters & Men are set for a second Top 5 album with Beneath The Skin (4), followed by 2014 Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro with Act Two (5).
The Rolling Stones’ new deluxe edition of their chart-topping 1971 album Sticky Fingers lands at Number 6 midweek, closely followed by supergroup FFS – formed by Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – with their eponymous debut (7).
British alt-rockers Young Guns are set to score their highest charting album to date with Ones And Zeros (11), while American group Tremonti are heading for a Top 40 debut with Cauterize (16).
Elsewhere, Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia - a symphonic version of The Who’s landmark 1973 Top 5 – enters at Number 23.
Finally, Glenn Miller’s The Very Best Of (20) is on course to re-enter the Top 40 for the first time in nearly five years this weekend.