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.

Today's August issue update, with 23 (count 'em!) new tracks, is a predictably high-quality trove of likely and unlikely music for lovers, fighters, dancers and thinkers, from DJ Shadow's gripping new Bergschrund to Spinal Tap's game-changing Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight via the tuba-tastic lope of The Avalanches' Frankie Sinatra. One click is all you need.

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 August 2016