From unexpected reformations to surprise swansongs to highly anticipated follow-ups and out-and-out blockbusters, here are the albums that musically shaped 2016, writes Adam Trainer

Whatever frequency your Beats by Dre headphones are tuned into, any way you look at it, 2016 was an epic 12 months of stellar music releases. It was also a year we lost two of the music industry's greatest: David Bowie and Prince. Here, resident music guru Adam Trainer lays down tracks on the records that defined 2016.

Listen up! The records that defined 2016