Song of the Day #3,869: ‘The Joke’ – Brandi Carlile

I spent all of my year-end energy on the movies the past couple of months, so I never got around to counting down my favorite songs of 2018.

Had I done so, much of my focus would have been on seven albums that really knocked my socks off last year: Elvis Costello’s Look Now, Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer, Josh Rouse’s Love in the Modern Age, Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel, Camila Cabello’s Camila, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, and Brandi Carlile’s By the Way, I Forgive You.

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