updated 12:06 pm EST, Fri December 27, 2013
Kanye, Chvrches free, others discounted for limited time on Google Play
Google's Play Music Store is currently offering Kanye West's Yeezus and Chvrches' The Bones of What You Believe for free as part of its year-end music sale. The Play Store team named the two as their Album of the Year and Breakout Artist of the Year, respectively, and users can pick the two offerings up for free at the Google Play Store. Alongside those two works, Google is giving away a number of other editors' picks as their top tracks, including works from Anoushka Shankar, M.I.A., The Arcade Fire, and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
All told, the Play Picks 2013 list has 20 tracks available for free alongside the Kanye and Chvrches albums. Google is also offering a total of 45 albums either for free or at a steep discount. Users can pick up 2013 titles from Lil Wayne, of Montreal, Katy Perry, Pusha T, Gregory Porter, Rokia Traore, The Weekend, Janelle Monae, and more for as low as $4.
The albums are available for free and at a discount for a limited time, though Google has not specified whether the album sale will end with the year. The discount prices are currently available only in the United States.
Music purchased from the Google Play Store can be played on iPhones and iPads running the google Play Music app, as well as on Android devices. Other devices, including those on other mobile platforms, as well as notebooks and desktops, can access the Play Store through a web browser. Items purchased from Google Play can also be downloaded to local storage on notebooks and desktops.