“How can you not love a CD that begins with “Misery”? This CD is a snapshot of life wrapped within sorrowful, yet glorious vocals and rich warm melodies. Silvera has grown up in her music. This album is dark, deep, and honest with lyrics that strike.”
LA Indie Music Examiner

“It’s all right here on LA singer/songwriter Tamara Silvera’s Departures… a startlingly soul-baring release produced to a gritty brilliance by Grammy-winning vet John Whynot. Silvera’s stellar voice (she’s a vocal coach to LA pros) and mature songwriting deliver hooks and searing messages  throughout… can’t be recommended highly enough.”
— Bryan Bellar, Bass Play Magazine

“Tamara Silvera’s strong and supple voice is the perfect delivery system for this collection of dark and moody songs leavened with crisp pop overtones and rich production. It was worth the wait!” 
— Bruce Cockburn

Departures is a “…deliciously catchy record of romantic exits that is by turns heart-wrenching (it hurts) and adrenaline-inducing (it rocks).”
— Canada Watch Magazine

“A rich collection of songs! “Misery” will be on everyone’s iPod!”
— George Merrill, Boy Meets Girl

“God, such a lovely voice. Warm and expressive, and such wonderful songs! What a treat.”
— Dan Navarro, Lowen and Navarro

“Departures is a clean creative compression of musical confidence as evidenced by Tamara’s songwriting and vocal diversity. Luminous diamonds in a sonic backdrop of addictive guitars, spare but effective arrangements and intriguing aural atmosphere with a delightful retro flourish running through that channels Carole King, the Beatles and a bit of Motown. A sweet achievement!” 
— Shannon Rubicam, Boy Meets Girl

“On my best day I’ll never come close to writing songs like this. Tamara is frighteningly close to explaining the human heart.”
— Owen Critchley, The Army of O.N.