Thanks to Lurid Toblerone from out message board for this
Muse are at number 13 in the combined critics poll for album of 2003. The list was voted for by several dozen music journalists and put together by HMV.
In other news, Muse also featured heavily in the end of year poll on the excellent Planet Sound magazine on Channel 4 Teletext. They took runners-up spot in the critics poll for best live act and 5th place for Absolution in the album run down. In the readers poll, they took best band, Absolution won best album and they were runners-up again in best live act.
Theyre also set to be up for Brit Awards in February for Best British Group, the new category of Best British Rock (voted for by the public via MTV2 according to rumour) and maybe Best British Album.