Muse are on track to take the Official Albums Chart crown for a second time this weekend with their seventh studio album Drones.
The group – who now have five UK Number 1 LPs under their belt – first topped the chart in 2003 with Absolution, with Black Holes & Revelations (2006), The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law (2012) also hitting the top spot.
Florence + The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful holds firm at Number 2 today, followed by James Taylor who is on course to score his highest charting studio album for 44 years with Before This World (3). Taylor’s most successful studio album in the UK to date is Mudslide Slim And The Blue Horizon, which reached Number 4 in 1971. Greatest hits compilation You’ve Got A Friend – The Best Of also hit Number 4 in 2003.
Adam Lambert is also set for a new Official Albums Chart personal best with The Original High, which lands at Number 4 midweek.
Paul Simon’s The Ultimate Collection rounds out today’s Top 5.
Rixton are set to make their Official Albums Chart debut this weekend with Let The Road (7). The album features Number 1 single Me And My Broken Heart and Top 40 follow-ups Wait On Me and We All Want The Same Thing.
Giorgio Moroder is on track to score his highest charting album to date this weekend with Deja Vu (17), trailed by Sarah Cracknell who is set to make her first Official Albums Chart appearance with Red Kite (26).
Ska revivial group The Selecter are heading for a second UK Top 40 with Subculture (29), while American Indie rock band Walk The Moon are set for their first with Talking Is Hard (31).
Elsewhere, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators land at 36 midweek with Live At The Roxy 25.09.14.
Foo Fighters’ Greatest Hits (34) and Royal Blood’s Royal Blood (40) are both on track to re-enter the Top 40 on Sunday, climbing nine and one places, respectively.