"A fantastic evening that took this fan back to his youth when I was mortgage free and lithe enough to squeeze myself through a toilet window at a Northern university to watch them for the first time."
"Overall I was surprised by just how much fun The Stranglers were to watch. As they are an older band I wasn’t expecting to be left feeling so entertained, and I certainly wasn’t expecting them to treat their fans to a 2 hour long set including 2 encores."
"Things have changed for the band in the last 40 years: members have come and gone; hair levels have fluctuated. One thing that has certainly not changed, however, is the intensity of the passion directed towards the band from their devoted fans."
"But no: 75-old Mr Duffy must have smoked more oxygen than usual and remained in the saddle to play, now more briskly, the haunting Always The Sun and the speedy syncopations of Genetix, to a general applause which left the zenith of the evening immersed in a mixture of nostalgia and real presence."
The Stranglers - Golden Brown - JET BLACK - 2014 Hammersmith Apollo
"Baz Warne and founder members Jean-Jacques Burnel on bass and Dave Greenfield on key-boards gave it their all, but it was a shame 74-year-old drummer Jet Black was too ill to play. He was ably replaced by Jim McCauley, but that will have disappointed many fans."
"There are not many bands that can fill the 02 Academy year after year, gig after unrelenting spellbound gig and leave the audience completely and utterly enraptured with the spectacle that has unfolded before them."
"There were more than a few nods to the band’s sometimes controversial past in the videos and press cuttings on the screens, and Hugh Cornwalls role was fully acknowledged, albeit with the cheeky parting newspaper headline ‘‘where are Hugh now baby?’’"