Music is an expensive hobby. Digital downloads aren't a cheaper alternative and since vinyl became the latest craze, many of our monthly tuneage expenditures have skyrocketed. Luckily there are some artists out there who still believe in the art of charity, they value our appreciation and feedback over monetary gain and as a result, gives us their albums for free.
It doesn't happen very often and sometimes the albums wouldn't even be worth paying for but that's no reason not to be thankful. From U2's controversial infiltrating with Songs of Innocence to the godsend that was the 'pay-what-you-want' philosophy behind Radiohead's In Rainbows, here are 11 albums that were given away for free.