"Finale '15 Steps' is a dark punchy western punk track that does send Chinese whispers of a return to form around your brain. It’s whether they can maintain this in another six years that’s going to be a bigger game changer for the band."
"Baz Warne delivers a snarling performance that is a benchmark of how punk should sound in 2012. The storytelling of a road trip is thrown about with the vengeance and disdain that makes The Stranglers’ continued musical journey a fulfilling one."
"'It's greasy and it's British' was how Baz Warne once described the opening track to The Stranglers' seventeenth studio album, when it was used as a main theme in the film Suckerpunch - a soundtrack composed by JJ & Baz back in 2008."
"Giants is driven by JJ Burnel. His signature bass lifts the 10 song set away from contemporary rock music’s endemically conservative mainstream, and his singing hasn’t been this versatile, or good, since the mid 1980s."
"Finally free from record company pressure, free from having to bother with the pointless world of the charts, free from expectation, free from any constraints the rat pack in black of the Stranglers have cut their finest album for years."