After nearly a 13-year wait, Aphex Twin returns with its first full-length album since 2001, Syro. The album debuts at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Albums and No. 11 on the Billboard 200, selling 23,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
It's the best sales week ever for the act, and by far its best chart position on the Billboard 200, surpassing the No. 154 peak of Drukqs in 2001 (its last full-length studio set). (In between, Aphex Twin, aka, Richard David James, reached No. 3 on Dance/Electronic Albums with 26 Mixes for Cash in 2003.)
The new album performed particularly well on vinyl, as 22 percent of its first-week sales were on LP. That 5,000-unit figure also lands Syro the No. 1 spot on the Vinyl Albums chart -- and the largest sales week in 2014 for a dance/electronic album on vinyl.