16 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Blue Neighbourhood is Troye Sivan’s debut, the talented young Aussie had established a devoted YouTube fandom well before the album’s 2015 release. Impeccably polished and beautifully produced, this set of sleek, moody electro-pop shares a candor and intimacy with Sivan’s vlogs. His rueful, soul-baring recollections color the moonlight throb of “SUBURBIA,” where, he sings, “dreams go to die.” On “HEAVEN,” against trippy synth wobbles, the openly gay performer struggles with heartache, coming out, and remaining true to himself.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Though Blue Neighbourhood is Troye Sivan’s debut, the talented young Aussie had established a devoted YouTube fandom well before the album’s 2015 release. Impeccably polished and beautifully produced, this set of sleek, moody electro-pop shares a candor and intimacy with Sivan’s vlogs. His rueful, soul-baring recollections color the moonlight throb of “SUBURBIA,” where, he sings, “dreams go to die.” On “HEAVEN,” against trippy synth wobbles, the openly gay performer struggles with heartache, coming out, and remaining true to himself.

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