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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.
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
17 cuts, including the intro. Includes "Show N Prove", "REC Room", "Friction", "Elevation", "Trouble Man", "Word On The Street", "Lovin You", "Grand Prix", "Longevity", & "9th Chamber". LP, Vinyl record album
Volume 21 in the higly recommenced series of reggae dancehall compilations from VP Records. Like the title says, they include the best of the current crop of dancehall singles, including some hard to find titles. Keep in mind that the odd numbered volumes (like this one) feature more uptempo ... LP, Vinyl record album
An obscure little funky group from Detroit, one with a tight ensemble sound that's very much in the Earth Wind & Fire mode – complete with a really great horn section, plenty of bass-heavy grooves a the bottom, and a relatively spiritual feel that comes through strongly on the best tracks! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sockin soul work from Mongo Santamaria – a real killer of an album, with a dope 70s sound! The album features Mongo hitting a nice blacksploitation mode – fuller arrangements than before, plus lots of electric touches on guitar, bass, and keyboards. Marty Sheller did most of the ... LP, Vinyl record album