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Love, Save the Empty

Erin McCarleyAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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"I knew I didn’t want to write songs that waded in the past. I wanted to write towards who I was starting to become.”

When describing her second album for Universal Republic Records, My Stadium Electric, Erin McCarley portrays an emotionally complex artist clamoring for a megaphone. From shimmering production to theatrical delivery, these twelve songs burst to life ... Read more in Amazon's Erin McCarley Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 6, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Republic
  • ASIN: B001G1L3S0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,369 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Erin McCarley calls the music on her debut album, Love, Save the Empty, a document of her search for authenticity in herself and in others. If that sounds heavy, there's a reason why: According to McCarley, Loving You is about being honest at the beginning of a new relationship and saying, ' I have nothing left to give,' to this amazing person standing right in front of me. Sleepwalking profiles a cynic that can't hear it come back his own way. For the title track, McCarley was inspired to write a song about the effects stemming from a lack of role models in a parentless world. And yet the 11 songs collected here (songs that ignited an industry-wide frenzy when McCarley performed them at SXSW earlier this year) pull off the trick that all great pop performs: They do heavy philosophical lifting with a lightness that boosts the spirit. This is elegantly crafted, deeply melodic music that resounds with echoes of the Beatles and Aimee Mann, Alanis Morissette and Amy Winehouse.

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice January 6, 2009
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
The songs are great pop... light but with some meaning. A variety of moods, melodies, and instrumentation. If I had to compare this to anyone I would say I hear some Colbie Caillat, Norah Jones, Nellie McKay, even some Diana Krall. Good pleasant voice, nice to drive home to.
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52 of 61 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Testosterone need not apply February 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Grey's Anatomy is the scourge of indie rock. That show has taken many a respectable singer-songwriter, made one of their songs the soundtrack of an insufferably schmalzy "emotional" scene thereby completely ruining it for every card-carrying hipster with a sideways haircut who now has to attend concerts with love-struck soccer moms trying to appear hip and relevant. KT Tunstall, we hardly knew ye.

Ms. McCarley has managed a of triple crown of sorts by having her music licensed for use in not only Grey's, but also sister-programs-with-ovaries One Tree Hill and Kyle XY, plus it's being used in the trailer of the completely testosterone-free He's Just Not That Into You. So if you've never even heard her music, you probably get the impression that it won't exactly grow hair on your chest. And that it is easy to swallow. And you are correct.

Despite the fact that McCarley is not a risk-taker, she's got a great voice that can pull off a variety of styles from jazz, to pop to chamber-folk to -- heaven help me -- country, and she knows how to use it. I hear echoes of Tunstall and Sia and Alanis in there. And she writes strong melodies that stoke your emotions and stick with you after the music has died. And she looks like a hotter Meg Ryan. So yeah, for people like me that are trying to tear her down, she doesn't give much to work with.

I like this album, darnit.

So yeah, my man-card has been officially revoked. Which means I can finally watch Grey's Anatomy.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!! January 11, 2009
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I consider myself a music afficionado and generally prefer edgier music across the modern rock spectrum (e.g. Three Days Grace, All-American Rejects, Saliva, Switchfoot), but this album by Erin McCarley is one of the best debut albums I have EVER heard. She has an amazing voice (think cross between KT Tunstall & Poe maybe, but better) and most of the songs are really catchy without being formulaic. The instrumentation used in several of the songs (incl strings, timpani, piano) is outstanding and lends additional flavor and originality to the song. Even the somewhat slower songs are not "snoozers" at all (except for track #4 maybe), but the catchy/more uptempo songs outnumber those slower ones by far anyway.

This was BY FAR the best $1.99 I have ever spent on music (as deal of the day recently), but I would GLADLY pay the current full price of $7.99 and still consider it a STEAL. This album, after I have fully "digested" it, may easily end up in my top 10 albums of all time (and I have A LOT to choose from :) )
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Amazing!!! :) January 7, 2009
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I think Erin McCarley is absolutely amazing. She has a great voice and the music sounds so good. These two elements together are a winning combination. Her sound is so good and this is an amazing debut album! Her music sounds like a combination of happy pop, bluesy jazz, and rock catchiness. The song "Love, Save the Empty" is so charming and instantly grabs your attention and your heart. I love this album!!!

Bottom Line : If you are looking for really good music from a talented debut artist, look no further than Erin McCarley - Love, Save the Empty." :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Her!! October 21, 2009
By LuLu
Format:Audio CD
Thanks to Pandora, I was turned on to Erin just a few weeks ago..I love her! I'm actually going to see her live this Friday night and I can't wait..I hope her 2nd album is just as good if not better than this one
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff January 6, 2009
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This is a nice, well-written album in the vein of Sarah McLachlan. Easy on the ears.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Major Accolades January 18, 2013
By Sky
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Erin McCarley's vocals are amazing. Upon listening to this CD when it arrived, I thought she had a lovely voice but a bit angelic for my taste. (" Pony, It's OK") . All of a sudden, out comes this Sultry voice. She has a magical vocal ability to move us into a place where angels sing and our animal instinct is constant.
Her writing skill includes several age groups. We can relate to her words, feelings and emotions, now or in our past.
For me, it is important to Hear the words. The music does Not drown out the vocals. The musicians are stupendous. The mixers are diligent. The mastering of this CD is exemplary.
Would I recommend This artist? You bet I will !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Few and far between... October 6, 2012
By Pete_CT
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Few and far between are the occasions I buy an album that I simply can't get enough of... or tire of listening to... or that motivate me enough to write a review about.

I'm a very recent fan of Erin McCarley, and all I could say is BRAVO to her and the producers of this album.(Jamie Kenney?) The lyrics are deep and thoughtful, the voice and harmony is jaw dropping, and I LOVE the journey each song takes me on!

Erin, thank you, and may you continue to make music, and tour the world long into the future!
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4.0 out of 5 stars emotionally driven
Great start for this up and coming artist. She has a very unique tone of voice and we expect a lot of good stuff from her!
Published 8 months ago by Orlando Arroyo
5.0 out of 5 stars The voice as an instrument
Beautiful, emotive voice. Clean, spare arrangements. Also a sense of fun; the joy of sound and singing. It feels good to listen to this woman.
Published 9 months ago by Mark G.
5.0 out of 5 stars An Indie Songstress!
Yet one more of the new generation of the talented indie singers. Erin is another of the many under estimated ladies of the new music scene. Read more
Published 10 months ago by John Sinden
4.0 out of 5 stars Gift
This was another gift for my husband. I however very much liked the artist music and liked listening to her.
Published 13 months ago by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars my new favorite album
I stumbled upon this little gem by accident. Each and every song is excellent. McCarley sounds a lot like Christina Perri..and that's not a bad thing!
Published 21 months ago by Craig01020
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Crafted Album
I LOVE Erin McCarley. From the moment I heard 'Pony'. Weird title, I know, but the song is nothing like I've ever heard before (maybe I've got lousy music taste). Read more
Published 21 months ago by Yeo Wan Yee
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Save the Empty
love it... bought it for Blue Suite case... And I love the horns.. this lady's voice is as powerful as she is beautiful... and thats saying a lot.
Published 21 months ago by The Confederate Artist
4.0 out of 5 stars Can't listen to it enough!
I just heard Erin's song "Love, Save the Empty" on the movie soundtrack of "He's Just Not That Into You" and was very intrigued. Read more
Published 23 months ago by CTBelle
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
Actually 1st heard Erin McCarley in San Diego when I went to see another artist preform and was just blown away. Very talented and love both her voice and her writing style. Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Michael F Kulow
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Gorgeous Vocals
Erin McCarley is a musician I discovered by accident sheerly based upon Amazon recommendations. Her vocals are ethereal and send a few chills down the spine upon listening to... Read more
Published on October 9, 2011 by Chatty Belle
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