"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?’’"
"There might have been a few other dads dancing in the crowd had the Ironworks not been packed so tightly that even a nostalgic pogo seemed out of the question, leaving it up to bass-man Burnel and frontman and guitarist Baz Warne to jig along to a song intro and do the dancing on the crowd’s behalf."
"Always more than three-chord wonders, the once-belligerent punk veterans returned for the gorgeous harpsichord-inflected 'Golden Brown', the black-dressed four-piece and the classical ensemble weaving a bewitching tapestry of obscure time signatures."
"The Stranglers were as commanding as you’d expect but finale ‘Golden Brown’ felt more messy than it should – a near-perfect pop song that didn’t especially benefit from added depth and complexity and a bit of confusion around time signatures."
"The first 6 Music Prom saw The Stranglers smothered by London Sinfonietta, but Laura Marling shone through with songs that showed the worlds of pop and classical can do perfectly well without each other"
"We had come full-circle, and The Stranglers were back with a triptych of hit songs. ‘Always the Sun’ and ‘Duchess’ gave the band a chance to settle-in further, Jean-Jacques Burnel’s resonant vocals audience-supported."
"It was just a pity that piling the heavily-amped electric instruments on top of the Sinfonietta’s playing resulted in a somewhat cacophonous sound; the Royal Albert Hall’s acoustic was largely to blame."