Album Review: Bloom by Troye Sivan (8/10)

Troye Sivan has crafted an album of quality far beyond his years; the old soul celebrates innocence from the perspective of wisdom in his second studio album, Bloom. Songs like “Seventeen” and “Animal” drip like basil lemonade (fresh, intuitive, sharp and sweet). It’s gorgeous from start to finish, only hiccuping with collabs “Postcard” and “Dance to This,” which distract from Sivan’s storytelling. But overall, Bloom is one of the smart- est dance-pop albums I’ve ever heard, both musically and lyrically. Sivan is a relevant, spirited and vulnerable poet, creating a world in which we can all grow.

Rating: 8/10
Capitol Records
Producer: Various