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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Ariana Grande and Gordi.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
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  1. 100
    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.
  2. 100
    Here, Sivan has created an album that does away with any apology; instead it sees him seize happiness with both hands.
  3. 90
    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.
  4. Q Magazine
    Aug 29, 2018
    80
    Occasionally sentimental but always endearing, it's impressive stuff. [Oct 2018, p.116]
  5. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    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.
  6. Aug 30, 2018
    80
    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.
  7. Aug 31, 2018
    70
    The songs that leave the most lasting impression are the most downbeat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 65
  2. Negative: 2 out of 65
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    Un trabajo muy diferente a su primer álbum, pero a la vez entrando a un pop perfecto, lleno de sonidos sorprendentes e innovadores. Es lo queUn trabajo muy diferente a su primer álbum, pero a la vez entrando a un pop perfecto, lleno de sonidos sorprendentes e innovadores. Es lo que esperábamos del señor Troye. Un pop perfecto, similar a Melodrama. Increibles. Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    После прослушивания данного шедевра,непроизвольно хочется надеть мамины каблучки, накрасить губки и воспользоваться фаллоимитатором двоюроднойПосле прослушивания данного шедевра,непроизвольно хочется надеть мамины каблучки, накрасить губки и воспользоваться фаллоимитатором двоюродной сестры,который та прячет под матрасом. Expand
  3. Sep 9, 2018
    10
    Following the debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, Troye Sivan has really outdone himself. From the dance-pop tracks like 'Bloom', 'Plum', and 'MyFollowing the debut album, Blue Neighbourhood, Troye Sivan has really outdone himself. From the dance-pop tracks like 'Bloom', 'Plum', and 'My My My!' to softer ballads like 'The Good Side', 'What A Heavenly Way to Die', and 'Postcard', "Bloom" is easily one of the best albums of the year. Lyrically strong songs like 'The Good Side' and 'Animal,' it isn't hard to see the struggles Sivan has been through and how strong he must be to talk about them openly. This album features two female artists with such distinct and beautiful voices and those two help Sivan tell his stories in such beautiful ways. Overall, this record is easily a 10/10 and one of the very best of this year. I personally would consider this record for a Grammy nomination. Expand
  4. Sep 1, 2018
    10
    What a marvelous and enchanting pop-album, full of captivating melodies and beautiful and personal lyrics! "Bloom" is so irresistible likeWhat a marvelous and enchanting pop-album, full of captivating melodies and beautiful and personal lyrics! "Bloom" is so irresistible like warm caramel pudding. Expand
  5. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    This is album is everything and definitely one of the best pop album released in 2018, along with Staying with Tamara's. Seventeen is purelyThis is album is everything and definitely one of the best pop album released in 2018, along with Staying with Tamara's. Seventeen is purely bop and a great opening track, and so far my favorite. I think it's wise for him to release Bloom and Animal as promotional singles, since those two represent the album well and definitely two of the best track on the album. I hope he'll get Best Pop Vocal Album nod in 2019 Grammy, along with reputation, sweetener, The Thrill of It All, Meaning of Life, and Beautiful Trauma. Expand
  6. Aug 31, 2018
    9
    I'm pleasantly surprised by Troye's sophomore album. When leadsingle My My My! and The Good Side got released about half a year ago, I wasI'm pleasantly surprised by Troye's sophomore album. When leadsingle My My My! and The Good Side got released about half a year ago, I was kind of worried this album was not going to be as good as Blue Neighborhood. I thought both songs sounded kind of awkward and bland and I was honestly disappointed, since Blue Neighborhood has meant so much to me and my hopes were incredibly high. Luckily both Bloom and Dance To This changed my mind before the album saw its official release, otherwise I would not have listened to this pop masterpiece -- and am I happy that I decided to give it a try! There's a nice mix of low-key pop songs, upbeat pop songs and some soulful ballads and even My My My! and The Good Side sound not that bad when listening to the full album. I honestly love it. Expand
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    0
    As a huge fan of Blue Neighborhood, I was enormously excited for this album, and if Sweetener hadn't come out the week before it would easilyAs a huge fan of Blue Neighborhood, I was enormously excited for this album, and if Sweetener hadn't come out the week before it would easily be the biggest disappointment of the year. i struggle to think of an album more middling and mediocre, so noncommital in all of its facets, so easily forgotten and confused with a million other projects most of which at least have a few high points. There's only one good song on the album-Animal-and even then it's more just good within the context of an awful album rather than good when stacked against other projects. The most frustrating thing about the album is that you sense there was potential here-and indeed, Blue Neighborhood showcases Troye's undeniable talent. That talent is invisible on this record. If you thoguht Troye was uncharismatic on BN, he's a brick wall here, unmoving, uncommitted to whatever he happens to be seeing about. The lyrics are as basic as can be. Only a few are outright cringey, but they're bad all the same. The production is the true saving grace here but with a performer who sounds so bored, the life is sucked out of the songs before they can even find their footing. Expand

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