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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.
The second Stet LP, with the group repping BK in fine style. There's a fair share of Prince Paul niceness here, and Daddy-O's beats are no slouch either, in case the matching sweatsuits aren't enough to get you open. In the time of rappers cobbling together LPs with mix and match producers, it's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Guilty Simpson moves from the Detroit underground to Stones Throw – his block ready Ode To The Ghetto – a deft blend of uncompromising, tried-and-true street hip hop rhymes, and innovative funky production! Guilty keeps it ghetto on the mic – a straight up street struggle diary ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhymes and production from Detroit's Black Milk! The best cuts have solid, unpredictable and funky beats – rollicking, anthem style backdrops from the rhymes of Black Milk and guests such as Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Ty & Kory and others. Titles include "Popular Demand", ... LP, Vinyl record album
16 tracks in all: "Whoomp There It Is" by Tag Team, "Daisy Duks" by Duice, "OPP" by Naughty By Nature, "Tootsie Roll" and "Kitty, Kitty" by 69 Boyz, "Bang, Bang, Bang" by Trick Daddy & JT Money, "Me So Horny", "Pop That ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlanta underground hip hop veteran Count Bass D – doing his thing in Cologne – joined by Retrogott, Twit One and Lazy Jones. The Count hit Cologne to perform at the city's Sommerfest in the summer of '13 – and while he was there, cut this tight little EP for MPM. Includes " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Damn... one of the early 00's "commercial" LP's that are at least as dope as our underground favorites – real hip hop that still keeps the party people movin', with a number of cuts produced by the Neptunes & Swizz Beats. Tracks include the instant classic "Nothin", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very Stones Throw-like album from Kazi, on the B9000 label. The production was handled by Oh No, with a similar vibe to his own '04 LP. Wildchild, Medaphoar, Declaime, Dudley Perkins and others drop by. Tracks include "Pressure", "Sick With The Art" with Medaphoar & ... LP, Vinyl record album
Classic minded but truly fresh duo hip hop from the Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks, aka the Cool Kids – billed as an EP, but a pretty generous one at 10 tracks and more than a half hour in length – a strong hint that these Kids are going to make a huge splash! The Cool Kids produce ... LP, Vinyl record album
The mindblowing third album from Public Enemy – their second straight up masterpiece in a row – a more densely-layered effort than anything they'd down before or since! Agitprop lyricism laced with soundbite samples from myriad sources that get the point over nearly as fiecely as Chuck' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Donald Byrd in a sweet electric mode – as you'd guess from the title! The set was recorded right before Byrd's legendary run with Larry Mizell in the early 70s – and the electric approach is a bit different here – a style that blends Byrd's wonderful trumpet lines with the larger ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little groover from David Axelrod – cut years after his more famous work at Captiol, and more of a funky fusion record, but still pretty darn great! The record's got lots of nice keyboards, and is sort of an extension of the style he begun on the Heavy Axe album from the mid 70s. ... LP, Vinyl record album