The first words regarding Aphex Twin's Syro, which is his first proper full-length album in 13 years, rose out of a blimp, and a Deep Web site, dropping a little over a month after it'd been released. Judging by the quality of the production, and the return to the Aphex many wanted to hear, there's actually no surprise that Syro hit #1 on the Dance/Electronic Album charts, as well as hitting #11 on the Billboard 200 chart. That's with 23,000 copies sold in its first week (with 22% of the copies sold being the vinyl version), according to SoundScan. Billboard also reports that "[t]hat 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."
What's even crazier is Druqks, Aphex's 2001 album, only hit #154 on the Billboard 200. And while Aphex said that he has more new music on the way, we're hoping that this success after 13 years of not releasing music won't throw him back into hiding. If you haven't, get your copy of Syro today.