Muse fans have named the band's 2003 album, Absolution, as the best ever released by the iconic Westcountry trio in a recent Gigwise poll. The album scored the band a UK No.1 single, and set them on the road to super-stardom - but how much do you know about it?
In September this year, the album turned ten years old, but still sounds as fresh today as it did a decade ago. As well as holding the Muse classics and hit singles 'Time Is Running Out', 'Hysteria', 'Sing For Absolution' and 'Butterflies And Hurricanes', it hailed the first time that Matt Bellamy and co truly cracked the mainstream, landing them their first UK No.1 album and arena tour, Stateside success and their first run at headlining Glastonbury in 2004.
To mark the album's victory in our poll, find out the ten essential facts every Muse fan needs to know about Absolution.