Troye Sivan - Bloom
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Based on 19 reviews
2018 Ratings: #39 / 841
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Based on 844 ratings
2018 Ratings: #173
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With his triumphant second album, the Perth pop star tears away all the filters to share a deliriously upbeat statement that washes over you like a dopamine rush.
The Independent

Making perfect pop isn’t easy, but Troye Sivan is a star who’s done his homework. With one foot in pop’s past and another in its present, Bloom is a record that could turn its considerate maker into one of mainstream music’s most revered and fascinating talents.

This is only his second album, but Troye Sivan has made it clear that he isn't the type of artist to hide himself from the world.
The Line of Best Fit

Bloom is an exceptional pop album, but maybe more importantly it’s a beacon for queer people who struggle to reconcile our neuroses – societal and personal – with our potential for joy and love.

The 405

Sivan may indeed only be 23 and while he might not be a gay icon just yet, records like Bloom which clearly and proudly sing about same sex relationships while sounding shiny and polished in all the right places, will certainly help him get there.

Consequence of Sound

Bloom is a fun record, dreamy and vulnerable and urgently horny.

Rolling Stone

On Bloom, Sivan’s sophomore album, he adds a touch more vigor and nuance to the loveliest qualities of his debut album Blue Neighbourhood.

The Guardian

The results are characterful. Bloom is done and dusted in 35 crisp minutes – a time at which some pop albums are reaching their mid-point – and feels like a coherent, artist-led album rather than a bet-spreading collection of songs designed to hit every popular musical base.


At a taut ten tracks, Bloom is an unambiguous statement from Sivan, clear in its intent to celebrate the highs and lows of queer love through the eyes of a proud pop star in the making.

The Observer

Bloom is a bare-faced record, thrillingly honest and defiantly queer, proving Sivan is one of pop’s most essential voices.

The Young Folks

Overall, Bloom is a solid pop album and a notch in the win column for Troye Sivan.


Bloom isn’t as consistent or engaging a musical experience as Sweetener, but it still feels meaningful.

A.V. Club

Bloom is a deeply romantic, deeply personal collection of songs that establishes Sivan as a fiercely talented pop chameleon.

Slant Magazine

Bloom may be less ambitious than its predecessor, but it frequently manages to do more with less.

Spectrum Culture

Hopefully, Bloom will help clear a space on the charts for carnal, queer music. But it’s easy to wish it were revolutionary for more than simply existing.


It may not be the queer masterpiece that some were expecting, but in this day and age, Troye Sivan's Bloom proves that gay people need not rely on metaphors or "hints" to get their stories across and be accepted by the masses.

Straight people are legally required to wait a week before listening to this album in order for us gays to process this queer opus.
I dont like it because its gay

I like it because its fucking good
wow man I am just so fucking not remotely mad at all about this album existing
Sivan showed a pile of promise on his debut, he grabbed my attention by the possibility of growth similar to what we've seen with Lorde. I stayed away from any singles that popped out for this but in the back of my mind I had a feeling we'd get something really solid out of Troye eventually. This is exactly that except it's better than solid it's really great.

Sivan shows a tight elegance that I haven't seen since No Shape by Perfume Genius. The production here is much cleaner in both a good ... read more
For the first half-hour of Love, Simon all I could think was "no one would care about this if he weren't gay." The hype for the release of this movie was huge, with many hailing it as the first LGBT teen romantic comedy (a statement about as accurate as Sam Smith declaring himself the first gay man to win an Oscar). It's mostly talk - Love, Simon spends the large part of its duration as a poorly-scripted coming-of-age film that shoots for 90s teen nostalgia but mostly reeks of ... read more
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Added on: May 20, 2018