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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.
Production by Clark Kent, the Ra himself, Vic of the Ghetto Pros, 45 King, Nick Wiz and Premier on 2 cuts. Includes "Flow Forever", "When I B On Tha Mic", "It's The R", "How I Get Down" and "Waiting For The World To End", 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Masta Ace proves he's still got battle skills on "Acknowlege", with some of the best punchlines in a while. And some amazing self-reflection on "Dear Diary" – how many MC's can rhyme about the ups and downs of their career in hip hop with such brutal honesty. Hightlights ... LP, Vinyl record album
6 tracks in all: "Spoonin' Rap" by Spoonie Gee, "To The Beat (Y'all)" by Lady B., "Rapping And Rocking The House" by Funky Four Plus One, "Funk You Up" by Sequence, "Super Wolf Can Do It" by Super Wolf, and "Rappers Delight" by Sugar Hill ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tasty 2LP promo version of Marley's second album – darn tough to find on wax, and with guest appearances by Chuck D, LL, Intelligent Hoodlum, Master Ace, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane, and others. Includes "The Symphony Pt II", "No Bullshit", "I Be Gettin Busy", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nas reminded the world that he was still one of the best MCs alive with Stillmatic, imperfections of the album aside, and he does one better with God's Son! The best singles on God's Son are dynamite, and you can listen to to LP all the way through. 14 tracks in all: "The Cross", "& ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 out of the 11 songs from the King Tee IV Life LP. The best track is probably the posse cut "Free Style Ghetto", featuring Xzibit's first appearance on wax, as well as the Alkaholiks and Breeze. Other tracks include "Duck" featuring E-Swift, "Dippin", "You ... LP, Vinyl record album
A sort of transitional line up, with Johnny C and Sir Juke Box still in the group, plus Bushwick Bill and Ready Red. 11 tracks in all including "Making Trouble", "Snitches", "Balls And My Word", "Assassins", "Why Do We Live This Way", "I Run ... LP, Vinyl record album