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By the Way, I Forgive You

Brandi Carlile

By the Way, I Forgive You

Sixth studio album from the singer-songwriter co-produced by Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    As the title implies, Brandi Carlile’s sixth studio album is about deriving strength from forgiveness and gratitude. But the lovely, languid folk songs on By The Way, I Forgive You also offer nuanced looks at life’s everyday complications
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  2. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    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
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    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
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  4. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Across the 10-track LP, the folk-tinged singer belts with gusto, whether offering nostalgic, harmonized forgiveness on album opener "Everytime I Hear That Song" or a shoulder to cry on with anthemic ballad "The Joke"
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  5. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    By the Way, I Forgive You frames Carlile’s gnarled roots-rock and folksy storytelling in grand orchestral arrangements
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  6. 6.9 |   Pitchfork

    Carlile’s sixth LP is a move toward her prestige era, a moment when she’s expected to reconcile the warring parts of herself for a growing audience
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  7. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The album's best tracks are those where Carlile strides beyond the confines of orthodox pop-country. Print edition only

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