You don't have to subscribe to a music streaming service to get a steady stream of songs spread across an eclectic mix of genres. Just wait around for Google to hand out free albums. With the regularly occurring Playlist: The Very Best Of... series, you have your pick of hits spread all throughout the decades.

The latest batch offers R&B giants such as Gladys Knight & The Pips and Earth, Wind, & Fire originating from the 60s and 70s, along with TLC from the 90s. Classic rock fans can start with Kansas and Ted Nugent. Those in need of a dose of 80s pop rock can download Mr. Mister.

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Then you can chill out with a dose of instrumental jazz from Herbie Hancock. Or if your day leaves you feeling the blues, you can make your life better with Muddy Waters.

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Just in case most of these artists are before your time, there's also Shakira.

Here's a list of the newly free albums we're aware of. Pick and choose as you wish.

Because the previous list of albums was far from comprehensive, here's a more complete list. Note, many of these have been available for free for a while.

While we're pointing out free music, here's another album. Google is currently giving away digital copies of Venom by Bullet For My Valentine.

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