By the Way, I Forgive You
Brandi Carlile - By the Way, I Forgive You
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Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #54 / 534
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2018 Ratings: #218
February 16, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Low Country Sound, Elektra / Label
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A.V. Club

The lovely, languid folk songs on By The Way, I Forgive You also offer nuanced looks at life’s everyday complications.


Brandi Carlile has always aimed high. On By the Way, I Forgive You, she aims higher than ever before, this time with her best songs and exquisite production on her side.

Slant Magazine

She’s not only created some of her most fully realized characters—tough and vulnerable in equal measure—but she’s found her most sympathetic collaborators, making By the Way, I Forgive You the most emotionally direct and revealing album she’s to released to date.


By the Way I Forgive You is a different beast than its predecessor, a record with more texture, shade, and ambiguity: it is clearly the work of a maturing artist and it's all the richer for it.

Rolling Stone
Cozy up to the year's early standout: On her sixth LP, veteran songwriter Brandi Carlile teams up with co-producers Shooter Jennings and Dave Cobb for a moving and righteous piece of Americana-infused pop.

The album’s a tad awkward, like many projects steeped in the mild tea of sincerity, but By the Way, I Forgive You is the necessary next step in a shrewdly managed career. Brandi Carlile requires no forgiveness from us.

Aug 3, 2018
Brandi logra transmitirte esos sentimientos de amor, tristeza y enojo con un disco muy pulido, arreglos vocales minimalistas, instrumentos de cuerdas, sonidos orgánicos y poesía protestante, cohesiva e introspectiva, un proyecto solido que pone en alto los estilos del Country/Folk Rock/Singer-Songwriter.
Jul 13, 2018
Nobody quite fills the niche that Brandi Carlile occupies. She’s not famous enough for me to say that she’s populist, but she’s earned fans from a lot of different sects of music fandom. She’s folksy enough for the roots music world, rocks hard enough for the indie crowd, and even courts Ingrid Michaelson/coffeeshop style fans while making far better music. “By The Way, I Forgive You” is the sort of record that has something for just about anyone, yet also ... read more
Apr 20, 2018
A little unsure of what it wants to be, the album has some gem songs, but feels torn between its orchestration and its production.

Key Tracks: Whatever You Do, Most of All, Party of One
Mar 24, 2018
Nice tracklist
Mar 4, 2018
Highlight - The Joke
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Track List
  1. Every Time I Hear That Song
  2. The Joke
  3. Hold Out Your Hand
  4. The Mother
  5. Whatever You Do
  6. Fulton County Jane Doe
  7. Sugartooth
  8. Most Of All
  9. Harder To Forgive
  10. Party Of One
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Added on: November 27, 2017