Before saying goodbye to January 2013 here on BPR, we decided to say hello to "new music Thursday." Boston Globe pop music and TV critic SarahRodman stopped by with some recommendations for albums that dropped this month. Yes, as it turns out, they still produce and release full albums. Scores of them. Every single month. Who knew?

Here are Sarah's picks:

A  few favorites from yours truly:

And some recs from around the WGBH Newsroom:

Finally, before you go, dig this (for real)!