Without a doubt The Silence of Love is one of the most eclectic selection of cover songs I've ever heard. Headless Heros shivers into the album with "True Love Will Find You In The End," a hypnotic cover of the Daniel Johnston song ... a number that's been timelessly covered by Spectrum, and alternative countrified by Wilco. From there they roll, or perhaps slither, through a host of obscure lost indy gems that will at times have you believing you're hearing the songs for the very first time. Alela Diane's presentation sounds as if she's accidentally found herself in some gothic cathedral where she's singing to a church of the bizarre, raising her vocals to the rafters, shimmering the candles and content within her loneliness. She's not afraid to render renditions of Jesus & Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey," Jackson Frank's "Blues Run The Game," or even Nick Cave's "Nobody's Baby Now." It will set you back a bit when you suddenly realize how she's taken on so many richly layered and musically dense songs, and stripped them to bare bones visions of moonlight dreams.
Review by Jenell Kesler