By the Way, I Forgive You is Brandi Carlile's sixth studio album which was released on February 16, 2018 by Low Country Sound and Elektra Records.

The album won a Grammy Award for "Best Americana Album" in 2019, as well being nominated for "Album of the Year."


  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

Chart Performance[]

"By the Way, I Forgive You" peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart and #1 on Billboard's Folk Albums chart.

Critical Reception[]

"By the Way, I Forgive You" received mostly positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album has an average score of 81 out of 100, which indicates "Universal acclaim" based on ten reviews.

Rolling Stone referred to the song "Party of One" as a "delicate masterpiece." Rolling Stone also rated the entire album as the 12th best of 2018 on its list of the 50 best albums of 2018.

NPR rated the album as the 19th best of 2018. Thrillist rated it as the 36th best of 2018. Vice rated it as the 22nd best album of 2018. PopMatters rated it as the 63rd best album of the year.

Refinery29 rated it as the 9th best album and Entertainment Weekly rated "By the Way, I Forgive You" as the 11th best album of 2018.

Chris Willman of Variety rated the album as the 2nd best album of 2018. Kevin Coffey of the Omaha World-Herald also rated it as the 2nd best album of the year.