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We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used
for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with,
so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.
Used Vinyl Grades
Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for
the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-")
the grading for the vinyl.
If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws,
these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that
since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with
the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records
are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible
for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt
to listen through them and note how they play.
The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:
Additional Marks & Notes
If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially
if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record.
This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip,
cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.
More electro beats, of course. This one has less of a novelty feel than some of their other singles, though the vocal version does have some goofy vocoder "computer" voice saying "Push The Button." 12-inch, Vinyl record
Pic-sleeve issue of what we think of as Kane's last nice Cold Chillin' single with two tracks from Kane's "Looks Like A Job For..." LP, the a-side asking the question we've asked of too many MC's. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Nice late-80's mid-tempo production, similar to Stezo, and if you look closely enough, you'll see Paul C's name in the credits, though you can probably hear his touch on the console in the mix anyway. One of the many MC's who put out one or two dope 12"'s on Tommy Boy then, unfortunately, ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Unlike some other old-school pioneers Fearless Four were able to move to a bigger label without trying to cross over. The best track here is the Fearless Freestyle, a 6 minute track that reminds us of their early hits like "Rockin It" on Enjoy. "F-4000" is a nice ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Unlike too many hip hop groups that break up, only to have each individual MC release a lot of weak material, Sadat X stays on track with production by Showbiz and Diamond D. If you ever thought that Brand Nubian was all about Grand Puba, Sadat's verses on these two overlooked cuts will remind you ... 12-inch, Vinyl record