Bloom | Troye Sivan

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Bloom

Bloom is the second studio album by Australian singer and songwriter Troye Sivan, released on 31 August 2018 through EMI Music Australia and Capitol Records. The album follows up his 2015 debut studio album, Blue Neighbourhood, and features guest appearances from Gordi and Ariana Grande. It was preceded by the release of the singles "My My My!", "The Good Side", "Bloom", "Dance to This" and "Animal". - Wikipedia

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  • Pitchfork

    The Australian singer’s second album exudes a chic kind of vulnerability. It is a warm and delicate pop album about life as a young gay man.  

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  • Rollingstone

    The singer’s second album is full of gentle synths, tender singing and nuanced coming-of-age sentiments.  

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  • 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.  

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  • The Guardian

    Sivan’s second album targets the mainstream – with songs about Grindr and post-coital languor, wrapped in goth reverb.  

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  • Consequence of Sound

    An album that feels both universal and as personal as a fingerprint.  

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  • Irish Times

    The sweet and sour of a gay man’s formative years.  

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  • The Atlantic

    Bloom, the second album from the aspiring pop star, puts a modest, queer twist on familiar formulas. 

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  • USA Today

    With "Bloom," Sivan fans can rest easy, knowing their king made a great album. And for the uninitiated, it's time to start believing all the hype. 

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  • Stereogum

    It’s a smart, thoughtful, engaging pop record, and it gives Sivan a chance to project star quality all over the place. I know it should make him much more famous. 

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  • Arc Publishing

    The singer falls into a more mature sound with beautifully varied tracks.  

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  • Golden Gate Xpress

    Bloom shows a new light to Sivan through his personal journey and truth. 

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  • Newsday

    Endearing pop star behind "My My My!" feels love, holds back.  

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  • Idolator

    Bloom makes it clear that Troye Sivan is the sort of pop star we need in 2018.  

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  • Independent

    The 23-year-old’s second album has been toiled over until free of unnecessary frills, and could be the one that turns him into one of mainstream music's most revered and fascinating talents.  

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  • The Line of Best Fit

    Troye Sivan’s Bloom is a queer pop triumph.  

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  • The Young Folks

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

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  • Daily Bruin

    “Bloom” foregoes the all-too-common route of modern albums only including radio-friendly, upbeat songs. 

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  • The Post

    These days, it’s rare to find a record that doesn’t require a second listen, but Sivan’s work impressed listeners the first time around. 

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  • The Lantern

    His rise to stardom has not lost any momentum. 

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  • Refinery 29

    On Bloom, Sivan offers up a heaping helping of the dance-pop music he’s known for, but even that becomes a rebuke when he takes on traditionally cis-feminine attributes in his songs of the sort that gay men have shied away from in mainstream music.  

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  • Edinboro Now

    Troye Sivan’s sophomore album, entitled “Bloom,” marks an upbeat, happier contrast from his first album.  

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  • Chicago Suntimes

    It’s wonderful, but here’s hoping Sivan lets loose a little on his third album. He’s become a pop force to be reckoned with. 

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  • The 405

    Music is music; love is love...move on. Bloom is a record of growth for Troye Sivan and, naturally, fruit and flower metaphors prevail, giving us an insight into Sivan’s adolescent mind which is fraught with loving, losing and even dying.  

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  • The Daily Free Press

    “Bloom” is a much-needed reprieve from pop music that floats over the surface, addressing life at just face value. 

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  • Uproxx

    Giving yourself up to feeling, being vulnerable and honest and looking your listener right in the eye as you tell them who you are — we should all aspire to be that green. 

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  • Earmilk

    "Bloom" exudes an aura of pure confidence.  

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  • Slant Magazine

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

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  • The West Australian

    Bloom really bursts to life on the blissed-out title track — a glorious splash of new, new romantic flavour. 

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  • GoldenPlec

    ‘Bloom’ acts as a wonderful second act to ‘Blue Neighbourhood’, while retaining all of the qualities that made it one of the most devastatingly effective pop works of the last decade. 

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  • MTSU Sidelines

    Troye Sivan undoubtedly knows how to piece together a pure ode to love with scandalous secrets hidden inside each work. 

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  • Earmilk

    "Bloom" exudes an aura of pure confidence.  

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  • All Music

    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.  

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  • Into

    Bloom surprises with its levels of complexity, sincerity, and maturity.  

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  • Music Connection

    Bloom is one of the smart- est dance-pop albums I’ve ever heard, both musically and lyrically.  

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  • Vulture

    Bloom is a joy to listen to.  

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  • Earbuddy

    Bloom is otherwise a strong follow-up to Blue Neighbourhood, and while I don’t regard Bloom as a superior effort, most pop artists dream that their sophomore slump was this “bad.”  

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  • Spectrum Culture

    In a perfect world, this album wouldn’t be as transgressive as it is.  

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  • The Musical Hype

    Troye Sivan returns with a tight, authentic sophomore album with Bloom.  

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  • The National Student

    Troye Sivan has become one of the pop giants for 2018. The singles released from his second album, Bloom, earlier this year are proof of that, with 'My My My' having been streamed over 96 million times on Spotify alone.  

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  • Pro Tem

    Troye Sivan is definitely a pop icon whose music inspires the LGBTQ+ community around the world and I am so excited to see how his music translates to stage during his live performances! 

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  • Commmedia

    Bloom is an excitingly relevant and revealing addition to Sivan’s discography and cements Sivan as a major pop influence and innovative male artist.  

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  • oxygen.ie

    There isn’t much progression Sivan could possibly make following Bloom, which is a near-perfect pop album; but if he can continue to grow then he could become one of the defining popstars of his era.  

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  • The Alternative

    Bloom is a full-blossoming. Once the last song is played, you’ll not want the record to end. 

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  • positivelyunderground

    Just in a general sense, Bloom doesn’t stack up to the unabashed gay joy that it’s supposed to and maybe it would’ve been less annoying if he released it all at once, but it still wouldn’t have stuck out in a crowd.  

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  • The Daily Listening

    The album is empathetic and a safe place for those who can’t find the words to express themselves freely and out of prejudices. 

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  • NZ Herald

    Troye Sivan's sophomore album is a glorious celebration of pop, queerness and coming of age. I just wish it would've kicked up a notch.  

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  • The Sentry

    Full of methodical ballads and upbeat dance tracks, Sivan continues to reimagine modern day masculinity.  

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  • Motley Magazine

    Bloom is a lush, euphoric and near-perfect pop record that hits the highs it tries to reach and wears its heart emblazoned on its sleeve. 

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  • Bernard Zuel

    The most provocative thing Troye Sivan does on Bloom is not its exploration of the flowering of sexual desire, and its accompanying emotional peaks and aftershocks. That is frank and bare and tender and strong, and very well done.  

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  • Medium

    Troye Sivan’s sophomore album is tight, chic, honest, and vulnerable, making it one of the best pop albums of the year.  

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  • Album Confessions

    There is an uncanny sense of maturity and sophistication that surrounds Australian singer-songwriter/actor Troye Sivan.  

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  • The Ithacan

    Despite some issues with repetition and confused instrumentals, “Bloom” is an enjoyable listen with its distinctive mix of intriguing dance tracks and thoughtful ballads.  

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  • Washington Blade

    With good albums, the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. This one is no different. 

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  • College Media Network

    Not a “tasteful muted lump,” but a dynamic pop powerhouse. 

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  • The AU Review

    Thoroughly impressed.  

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  • Melodic Magazine

    Troye has really made something extraordinary and I hope he has great success with Bloom.  

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  • fhhs Today

    This unique combination of styles and Sivan’s individual style attracts listeners of all kinds. 

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  • Immortal Reviews

    Troye Sivan's Bloom lacks the passion it tries to sing about, its attempt at creating intimacy ending up bringing boring, uninspired tracks that try to pass of a lack of emotion and impersonal lyrics as a means of creating an intimate atmosphere.  

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  • Music Amino

    It is a relatively safe LP with reptitive choruses that lacks a change in production throughout.  

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  • the paper

    It rocks.  

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  • Diandra Reviews It All

    Bloom scintillates as an album; with tracks feeling like an artist further undressing his desires. Think of it! If your music is seen as a body of work, then Bloom is Sivan’s step into higher fashion.  

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  • Ben's Beat

    Bloom is one of those rare albums for me this year where I can find something to like about every track here, making the selection of a least favourite very difficult.  

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  • Glasgow Guardian

    Sivan has moved beyond his talent show and YouTube vlogging days to establish himself as a distinctive and confident new voice in modern pop. 

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  • New York Post

    Avoiding the sophomore slump, Troye Sivan flourishes on “Bloom." 

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  • earthings!

    His sophomore release, Bloom, continues on the same path, but then you realize that the typicality of his sounds serve to put the spotlight on his stories.  

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  • WIUX

    Bloom has songs and lyrics that are more relatable and moving.  

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  • Thomas Bleach

    From a first listen I was very impressed and with each listen I somehow seem to keep falling in love with it more and more. It’s romantic, heartbreaking and very reflective.  

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  • Gay Times

    Troye Sivan’s new album Bloom proves he’s one of pop’s most compelling young gay voices.  

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  • Etcetera

    OPverall Bloom has more tracks, than Blue Neighborhood, that I'll listen to on the daily, so I'm super excited about that.  

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  • Hot Press

    This stunning sophomore album has some big hooks and personality. 

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  • STACK

    On Bloom, you can still hear the Frank Ocean, but Sivan is determined to sign his own cheques. 

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  • The Saturday Paper

    Troye Sivan’s album Bloom delivers polished, romantic pop music laced with an appreciation of longing and regret. 

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  • Hey Nineteen

    This is talent.  

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  • Alolahobby

    I absolutely love this a work of outstanding artistry and have been playing it on repeat ever since it came out.  

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  • PCC Courier

    Sivan was able to find someone to truly make him feel absolutely, unapologetically himself.  

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  • A Bit of Pop Music

    he build up of the album could have been executed better with a tracklist that would not switch from ballad to uptempo as often, but hey, at least we got ten excellent new tracks to enjoy from a daring and boundary breaking pop star! 

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  • Half-past

    There's a transition from Blue Neighborhood’s nervous youth to Bloom’s self-confident maturity. 

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  • Adore

    It is quite literally Troye blooming into a more mature musician and giving us a breathtaking sophomore album. 

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  • Soundazed

    The album also provides a mainstream platform for sub-cultures of the LGBTQ community, while also facilitating Sivan’s exploration of love, relationships, and his own identity. 

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  • UIC Radio

    Bloom is a success. It’s the pop album the world needs right now and I cannot wait to watch Troye dominate and gay up the world of pop music. 

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  • wrongmog

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

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