Troye Sivan - Bloom
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2018 Ratings: #56 / 598
User Score
Based on 316 ratings
2018 Ratings: #172
August 31, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol, EMI Australia / Label
Electropop, Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME
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.
100
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.

90
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.

85
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.

83
Consequence of Sound

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

80
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.

80
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.

80
AllMusic

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.

80
The Observer

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

75
Pitchfork

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

75
A.V. Club

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

70
Slant Magazine

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

70
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.

70
PopMatters

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.

Aug 31, 2018
frienderman
87
THIS IS A GAYS ONLY EVENT GO HOME
Aug 30, 2018
dyelir
83
Straight people are legally required to wait a week before listening to this album in order for us gays to process this queer opus.
Aug 31, 2018
hellodecatur
54
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
Aug 30, 2018
JoaoSantos
65
Honestly, this sounds great. The productions is really clean and solid. All these gliterry effects and moody beats (also troye’s captivating voice) make this one of the best pop albums of 2018. It does get a bit formulaic in the second part and it’s not the best thing ever in lyrical terms but it’s a great pop achievement. The album is a beautiful, cohesive, fun and danceable experience with some highs and lows.

Favorite Tracks: Seventeen, My My My!, Bloom, Animal ... read more
Aug 31, 2018*
76fex
43
Not doing any favors for the white gays, jeez-o-man. Crying face emoji: why is he so boring??

HERE'S A PLAYLIST OF POP MUSIC THATS INFINITELY BETTER THAN THIS SNOOZEFEST:
https://open.spotify.com/user/12838876/playlist/1tAVVwgip1X9Ud56VDKEzw?si=HUbgdxVJTOS9tWMLh1miFw

I love pop music, got it from my dad. Troye Sivan did not get that from his dad.
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Track List

  1. Seventeen
  2. My My My!
  3. The Good Side
  4. Bloom
  5. Postcard (feat. Gordi)
  6. Dance to This (feat. Ariana Grande)
  7. Plum
  8. What a Heavenly Way to Die
  9. Lucky Strike
  10. Animal


Added on: May 20, 2018