This 20 Year-old Aus Classic Album Just Made Its Highest Ever ARIA Chart Appearance

11 June 2021 | 5:00 pm | Jessica Dale

Here's how this week's charts have shaped up.

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It seems that the old adage of good things come to those who wait has come true for The Avalanches today. 

Twenty years on from its release, the Melbourne act have now seen their debut album, Since I Left You, reach its highest-ever Australian chart position, claiming the #5 on this week's ARIA Albums Chart. 

Thanks to a recent special edition release campaign around the album's 20th anniversary, the album has also found itself at the #1 spot on the ARIA Vinyl Chart. 

Since I Left You made its chart debut in December 2000, coming in at #29. It then reappeared thanks to a vinyl release in February 2017, landing at #15. 

Since its release the album has gone on to inspire artists and win fans around the globe, marking itself early on as a classic. The Rewind With Steve Bell podcast series has recently taken a deep dive look at the making of the album - including talking with co-creators Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi. Check it out here.

It's been a successful 12 months for The Avalanches, who saw their 2020 album We Will Always Love You debut at #4 on the chart, as well as taking out the annual Australian Music Prize

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It's been a big week for debuts on the Albums Chart too, with Crowded House's Dreamers Are Waiting at #2, Rise Against's Nowhere Generation at #4 and Wolf Alice's Blue Weekend at #9. 

Looking to the Singles Chart, Olivia Rodrigo's Good 4 U holds onto the top spot while also seeing her single Favourite Crime debut at #13. Billie Eilish's Lost Cause lands at #18 on debut, while Dean Lewis' Falling Up makes its first appearance at #48.

The Vinyl Albums Chart has brought some good results this week too. 

In addition to The Avalanches at #1, Crowded House have claimed #2 while Taylor Swift's Evermore album comes in at #3. The album has also made an appearance on at #8 on the main Albums Chart, thanks to the vinyl release. It originally debuted on the chart in December last year and enjoyed four straight weeks in the #1 spot. 

Wolf Alice take out #4, with Rise Against just behind at #5.