Note: Google will send out email notifications that enable the deal on your account. It won't work until then.

Maybe Google Play isn't the first place you go for music purchases, but Mountain View is doing its best to change your mind. There's a new promotion on and it's actually a really good one. The Google Play team has selected a few dozen albums that you can now buy for just $0.99 each.

2014-01-29 10_27_10-$0.99 Essential Albums - Music on Google Play

All you have to do is pick an album and buy it. The regular price is still shown, but the landing page for the promo assures us the price will be knocked down to $0.99 when it is processed. You can choose up to five albums from the collection at the reduced price, which is a killer deal.

These are not just random selections that no one's ever heard of – there are some iconic albums here. There's Nirvana – Nevermind, Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle, Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine, Bob Marley – Legend, and a bunch more. The offer is only good until 11:59pm PST Thursday, January 30. This is probably a US-only deal, but let us know if you get it working elsewhere. The only catch, we don't know if everyone will get access to it yet. Google is sending out emails that grant access to the deal. So, keep an eye out.

[Google Play]