The votes are in! Since 2012 may be our last year on earth, we asked 101X listeners to pick their favorite music from the past millennium. What were the top albums from 2000-2012? Check out the final tally.

Congrats to Jesse Moore! He'll go see our #1 artist Muse in Houston this March, and he scored a pair of SXSW Wristbands!

 

1. Muse Black Holes and Revelations

Nothing beats the pure sound of epic. This 2006 album from Muse was voted number 1 from the past decade of 101X music. With tracks like "Supermassive Black Hole" and "Starlight," the followup to their breakthrough album did not disappoint. It's a little rock, a little electronica, a little melodramatic, but Black Holes and Revelations captures the essence of this great British band and of great music from your favorite radio station.

 

2. The Black KeysBrothers

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, the dynamic duo behind The Black Keys, have been on the scene for a while. What started as recording raw blues songs in a basement turned into the highly refined yet powerful album Brothers, thanks to help from producer Danger Mouse. This 2010 album still remains to be a great blend of old school and new sounds with songs such as "Tighten Up" and "Howlin' For You."

 

3. Coldplay A Rush of Blood To The Head

No one can forget this sophomore album from Coldplay. Although they've gone through bit of an evolution since 2002, A Rush of Blood to the Head is where we get classics like "Clocks" and "The Scientist." Chris Martin and the rest of the guys have kept the classical sound of the piano cool...no pun intended.

 

4. Mumford & SonsSigh No More

It's not often that you get a British folk-rock band that is able to steal everyone's hearts with just their first album. But Mumford & Sons not only released Sigh No More in 2010, they also completely took over the charts that year. Singles like "The Cave" and (of course) "Little Lion Man" couldn't keep out of our top ten list or out of our heads.

 

5. The KillersHot Fuss

The Killers took advantage of everyone's nostalgia for the 1980's back in 2004 and came out with Hot Fuss, an album full of love, jealousy, synth, murder, a friend called Jenny, more synth and an amazing back-up gospel choir. Some of the most-played songs off of this album were "Mr. Brightside," "Somebody Told Me" and "Smile Like You Mean It."

 

6. Arcade Fire Funeral

The boys and girls of Arcade Fire know how to take their music to the next level. With Funeral in 2004, they wove an entire album full of meaningful metaphors and poetic riffs. Most of the songs went by the title "Neighborhood" but there was something truly magical about the unison of all the members singing in "Wake Up."

 

7. MuseAbsolution

I bet you never thought that you would fall for falsetto. Although Muse gets a lot of love for Black Holes and Revelations, their breakthrough album Absolution in 2004 mixed gritty guitar and keys with the operatic voice of lead singer Matt Bellamy. A couple of perfect examples of these blends are "Time is Running Out" and "Hysteria."

 

8. Arcade Fire Suburbs

The Suburbs, released in 2010, is one of those albums that captivates you from start to finish. An extended story about struggling to not only survive but to thrive, it actually won the 2011 Grammy for Album of the Year. Some of the great singles this time around from Arcade Fire were "Ready to Start" and "City With No Children."

 

9. GorillazDemon Days (TIE)

How do you describe Gorillaz? It's like hip-hop-rock-and-roll-techno-ish-soulful music. Although this probably won't catch on as a musical genre, the 2005 album, Demon Days, had the catchy hit "Feel Good Inc" which remains to be one of the best representations of what Gorillaz is capable of doing: defying definition.

 

9. Green DayAmerican Idiot (TIE)

Although Green Day started as simple punk rock in the 90's, they really laid it down for their punk rock concept album, American Idiot. They did a splendid job of keeping that edgy sound that they became well-known while also stepping out a little bit to try something new. This 2004 album gave us hits like the obvious "American Idiot," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," and "Wake Me Up When September Ends."

 

10. MGMT Oracular Spectacular (TIE)

Cheesy jokes aside, Oracular Spectacular really was spectacular. MGMT was able to take the psychedelic vibe from a groovier time and update it with a modern trance-like take. Some of the songs off of this 2008 album included "Time to Pretend" and "Electric Feel." Even now you have to be careful when you listen to this album because MGMT's music can really take you to another place.

 

10. The White StripesElephant (TIE)

Meg and Jack White. Although they may no longer be The White Stripes together, their 2003 album, Elephant, is still a fortress of rock and roll. They kept things smooth and blues-y with "Ball and Biscuit" but also rough with that simple yet unforgettable bass line in "Seven Nation Army."

 

Jock's Picks for The End
Jason Dick
  1. Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
  2. Green Day - American Idiot
  3. fun. - Some Nights
  4. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
  5. Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
  6. Eminem -The Marshall Mathers EP
  7. Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
  8. Piebald - We Are The Only Friends We Have
  9. Recover - This May Be the Year I Disappear
  10. Mickey Avalon - Changing Lanes

 

Lawless
  1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  2. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
  3. Stellastarr* - Stellastarr*
  4. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
  5. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
  6. Phoenix -Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
  7. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
  8. Killers - Hot Fuss
  9. Zero 7 - Simple Things
  10. Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle

 

Lawless
  1. Deftones -White Pony
  2. Muse - Absolution
  3. Black Keys - Brothers
  4. Incubus - Morning View
  5. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
  6. LCD Soundsystem -This is Happening
  7. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
  8. At The Drive In - Relationship In Command
  9. Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
  10. Lupe Fiasco - The Cool

 

Lawless
  1. Wilco -Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  2. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
  3. Spoon - Gimme Fiction
  4. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
  5. Radiohead - Amnesiac
  6. The Postal Service -Give Up
  7. Foo Fighters - One By One
  8. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
  9. The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
  10. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach

 

Lawless
  1. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness
  2. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  3. The Sword - Age of Winters
  4. Nada Surf - The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy
  5. Eisley - Room Noises
  6. Dresden Dolls -The Dresden Dolls
  7. Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
  8. The Streets - A Grand Don’t Come For Free
  9. Various - Moulin Rouge! Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film, Vol. 2
  10. System of a Down - Toxicity

 

Lawless
  1. At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
  2. Mars Volta - Deloused in the Commatorium
  3. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
  4. Metric - Fantasies
  5. Santigold - Self-titled
  6. The Black Keys - Brothers
  7. The Strokes - Is this It
  8. White Stripes - White Blood Cells
  9. The Killers - Hot Fuss
  10. Muse - Black Holes & Revelations

 

Lawless
  1. Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze
  2. The Killers - Hot Fuss: Limited Edition
  3. Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
  4. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
  5. Sparta - Wiretap Scars
  6. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  7. Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
  8. Vampire Weekend - Self-Titled
  9. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
  10. T.I. - T.I. vs. T.I.P.

 

Lawless
  1. Daft Punk - Discovery
  2. Doves - Lost Souls
  3. Radiohead - In Rainbows
  4. Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
  5. Kasabian - Kasabian
  6. Gorillaz - Demon Days
  7. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
  8. Oasis - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
  9. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
  10. Massive Attack - 100th Window

 

Lawless
  1. Queens of the Stoneage -Songs For The Deaf
  2. LCD Soundsystem - This is Happening
  3. The Arcade Fire - Funeral
  4. Radiohead - Amnesiac
  5. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
  6. Japandroids - Celebration Rock
  7. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
  8. Does it Offend You Yeah - You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into
  9. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
  10. Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness