Listen to a selection of our favourite tunes and test tracks on our Spotify and Tidal playlists for 2016, updated every month with new tracks.

If you want an idea of what we've been listening to over the last month or so, then check out our What Hi-Fi? playlist on Spotify and also on Tidal. Subscribe to the playlists and you'll never miss an update...

It's a sample of some of the tunes we've been using to test with and generally enjoying, all wrapped up neatly in a playlist.

The November issue, on sale from today, Wednesday 28th September, is an action-packed look at, amongst lots of other things, six high-quality stereo amplifiers - half of which are equipped to stream your favourite music from your phone, tablet or computer.

Absolutely ideal, in other words, for getting your Spotify and/or Tidal jollies. So this issue's playlist is the usual rollercoaster ride of laughter and tears, dancing and brawling, ancient and modern, with typically intense contributions from the likes of Kano, Robert Wyatt, The Como Mamas and Ryan Adams. There's even some (previously unreleased) Rod Stewart*. Come on in, the listening's lovely.

(*Sadly the storming Rod Stewart tune is only on the Spotify playlist, as Mr Content Editor Madden was slightly tardy in making his selections and missed the Tidal deadline.)

More after the break

Want more recommendations, plus movie and music news and reviews? You can follow the What Hi-Fi? Playlist Twitter account.

To listen to the playlists, make sure you have Spotify or Tidal installed and then click on the links below to load-up the playlist.  Got your own recommendations? Let us know in the comments below. Enjoy!

LISTEN: What Hi-Fi? Spotify playlist 2016

LISTEN: What Hi-Fi? Tidal playlist November 2016