Review of Shaun Leblanc – Kaleidoscope (Independent)

Shaun LeblancAre you ready to pop and bounce along to the full-length debut effort from Moncton’s Shaun Leblanc? It is tough not to get drawn in by Leblanc’s infectiously pop-smart melodies and his soulful vocals. Striking the perfect balance between rather impressive musicianship without going completely overboard, many of the songs on Kaleidoscope recall the power-pop of Jellyfish and, to a lesser extent, Matthew Sweet. These 10 songs reflect a depth and maturity typically reserved for artists twice Shaun’s age. The sky is the limit for Leblanc; Kaleidoscope is a sign of great things to come from this young artist.