in my opinion, muse is nowhere the best british band. and also, i don't think they're getting better and better. quite the opposite. their earlier stuff is okay, but black holes and revelations was just horrible. i've only heard bad about the new record so i can't even be bothered to listen to it. so i don't have a personal opinion on that one, except that uprising was quite boring. but that's just my opinion, like i said.