Muse score fifth UK chart-topper with Drones

Plus new entries from: Leftfield, Rolling Stones, Of Monsters & Men, FFS, Young Guns, more.

Muse have hit the Official Albums Chart Number 1 for an impressive fifth time this week with their latest cut Drones.

The album, which features singles Dead Inside and Mercy, totalled a combined chart sales figure of almost 73,000 copies this week.

Muse have previously topped the chart with Absolution (2003), Black Holes & Revelations (2006), The Resistance (2009) and The 2nd Law (2012).

> See Muse’s full Official Chart history

Florence + The Machine’s How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful slides one place to Number 2 this week, trailed by Collabro’s Act Two (3).

Ed Sheeran’s x (4) climbs six places to re-enter the Top 5, followed by Sam Smith’s In The Lonely Hour, up two places to 5.

New entries

Leftfield score a third Official Albums Chart Top 10 this week with their first full-length studio album in 16 years, Alternative Light Source (6), trailed by the new deluxe edition of The Rolling Stones 1971 chart-topper Sticky Fingers (7).

Icelandic folk-pop group Of Monsters & Men score their second UK Top 10 with Beneath The Skin (10), while Glenn Miller’s The Very Best Of  (16) re-enters the Top 40 for the first time in nearly five years.

New supergroup FFS – comprised of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks – land at 17 with their eponymous debut, while Brit alt-rockers Young Guns score a second Top 40 with Ones And Zeros (21).

American group Tremonti score their highest charting album to date with Cauterize (23), whilst Pete Townshend’s Classic Quadrophenia - a symphonic version of The Who’s landmark 1973 Top 5 – finishes the week at 32.

See the full Official Albums Chart Top 100 here (from 7pm)