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Google Gives Away 'Yeezus' and Other Top Albums of 2013

Kanye West's album and Chvrches' 'The Bones of What You Believe' available for free

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December 27, 2013 1:05 PM ET

Google's music site Google Play is offering up free downloads of some of the best albums of 2013. The service posted Kanye West's Yeezus, which Rolling Stone ranked as the Number Two album of the year, and Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe – the Number 32 Album of 2013 – to its service for nothing this week.

It has also significantly marked down the prices of several other LPs on Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013 list, including Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Drake's Nothing Was the Same, Lorde's Pure Heroine, Arcade Fire's Reflektor and Pearl Jam's Lightning Bolt, among others.

The 50 Best Albums of 2013

In addition to the Best Albums of 2013, Rolling Stone has compiled several year-end music lists that span everything from the Best Debuts of 2013 to the Worst Song of This or Any Other Year, as well as lists dedicated to the most notable records coming from genres like metal, country, dance and hip-hop. The magazine has also compiled lists for non-musical year-end bests like the Best TV Moments of 2013 and the 50 Dumbest Things Right-Wingers Said in 2013. Rolling Stone's complete year-end coverage, which includes many, many more lists, can be read here.

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