Skullcover - Siobhan Long- Irish Times - 21/09/2013
If the result of road weariness is a thing of beauty such as Skullcover, then maybe we should all hit the road. Maria Doyle Kennedy s distinctive voice has evolved further into its own delicious space. This covers CD recorded in 2004 for a limited edition website release justly makes its debut on the back of her 2007 collection, Mütter. Swinging from a gorgeously creaky version of the Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star to a truly apocalyptic take on Red Sails in the Sunset and a beautifully pastoral Death of Queen Jane (borrowed from the Bothy Band), Doyle Kennedy reinvents each and every song with an enviably jaded brio. Meteor awards may come and go, but MDK is still one hell of a musical force to be reckoned with.
Skullcover - Anglo celt - 21/09/2013
I was looking forward to having a listen to Maria,s interpretations of classic songs and I have not been disappointed.Maria has treated these great songs with huge respect,her sound is stripped bare of frills and is just pure interpretive singing.The song that really floats my boat on this recording is the Thin Lizzy track Still in Love with you . It is quite simply breathtaking.
Very good - by Piper339 - 21/09/2013
I discovered Maria Doyle Kennedy on The Tudors and decided to check out her music. I must admit I think she has a beautiful voice.
If you were even considering buying this... Do it. - by lucilucilu - 21/09/2013
Maria Doyle Kennedy easily has one of the most harmonious voices i have ever heard and the music is beautiful, this is the best cover album I've ever come across.