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Microsoft is giving away 100 free albums as MP3s, including one from U2

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Microsoft’s Music Deals app launched in October and it has been a rather impressive way of obtaining music ever since. 101 albums were priced at $1.99 or less initially, and Taylor Swift’s new 1989 release debuted for just $0.99 in a brief promotional period. Now Microsoft is literally giving music away. 100 albums are now free, including hits like Dr. Dre’s 2001, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP2, Rihanna’s Unapologetic, Kanye West’s Graduation, and Lady Gaga’s The Fame.

All of the free albums are available as MP3s so you’re free to use them on any device you want, and all 100 are available until December 15th through the Music Deals app and Xbox Music in the US only. There’s even U2’s classic All That You Can’t Leave Behind album available for free, but don’t worry this one won’t magically appear in your iTunes library without you downloading it.