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  • Summary: The third full-length solo release for the New Zealand artist was recorded live and is a companion album to a film he wrote and directed.
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  1. Oct 10, 2018
    100
    Jassbusters is the first release where Mockasin is accompanied by a band--and it’s a revelation. His usual exaggeratedly washy, reverby sound is anchored and evolves into something fuller, groovier, twangier. ... Jassbusters deserves a big fat red marker pen A.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 5, 2018
    80
    It reaffirms Mockasin's status as the maddest biscuit in the box. [Nov 2018, p.109]
  3. Oct 10, 2018
    80
    Jasssbusters' steady output of blue-tinted melodies make it an exceedingly easy listening experience.
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    67
    A strange, slow fog settles in over the course of the record, which comes to feel like an album-length exercise in torpor, clouding over some unabashedly gorgeous turns by Mockasin.
  5. Oct 15, 2018
    65
    All of the tracks on Mockasin's third album are groovy to a varying degree, and all feature Mockasin's falsetto voice on sparingly full display.
  6. Oct 5, 2018
    60
    Jassbusters is the album of a musician who has been around the block a bit, knows what he wants and more importantly how to get it.
  7. Oct 11, 2018
    50
    Jassbusters has enough chops to pull off the kind of slick 70's MOR soft rock that seems to be Mockasin's bailiwick, but as a whole, there's just not a lot to these songs to keep things consistently interesting, and the album comes off as more of an indulgent lark in Mockasin's growing canon.

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