Etheridge: Matt Sayles/AP Photo; Harvey: Andreu Dalmau/EPA
If only Lilith Fair's lineup had been this cool. Besides Melissa Etheridge's "The Awakening" and PJ Harvey's "White Chalk," there are also new albums from Queen Latifah, Joni Mitchell, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott and Me'shell Ndegeocello. Never one to miss out on a trend, head Black Eyed Pea will.i.am drops a solo album this week called "Songs About Girls."
Also out Sept. 25: Devendra Banhart, "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon" (XL Recordings); Foo Fighters, "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace" (RCA); Iron & Wine, "The Shepherd's Dog" (Sub Pop); Jose Gonzalez, "In Our Nature" (Mute); Seal, "System" (Warner Bros); Stars, "In Our Bedroom After the War" (Arts & Crafts); Steve Earle, "Washington Square Serenade" (New West).