Muse claim new album is their best yet

Muse claim new album is their best yet

Muse's Matt Bellamy claims the band's new album is their best yet.

The 36-year-old musician insisted he is confident about the strength of 'Drones' while admitting their last record, 2012's 'The 2nd Law', wasn't up to scratch.

He said: "I can say this - this album is our best album. I haven't been able to say that for a while."

The 'Supermassive Black Hole' hitmaker went on to say people who have never listened to their music before should bypass their six-album back catalogue and begin with their latest collection, which will be released next month.

He continued: "This album is our best album - so feel free to start on this one."

And the rocker - who last year split from fiance Kate Hudson, with whom he has three-year-old son Bing - insisted fans can expect some impressive performances from them later in the year when they begin performing their new tracks in arenas around the world.

Speaking to iHeartRadio about their upcoming shows, he added: "We're actually starting out doing festivals which are going to be a bit more basic because we can't control the arena, but when we get into the arenas we're going to be taking it a step further.

"Obviously with an album called Drones, it's perfect ... if the album will let us borrow a couple."