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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.
Remember the days when rappers would put pictures of their dancers on the cover of their records? Another Kane classic, with cold chillin' beats by Kane, Marley Marl, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Mister Cee, and a pre-new jack (well, barely) Teddy Riley. Classic middle school hip hop from the days ... LP, Vinyl record album
We have to give it up to Ice T. Aside from being one of the cornerstones of west coast and gangsta rap, he's probably the only rapper to successfully make the transition to acting (sorry Cube. . .). In fact, we'd rather watch him on TV than hear any of his later albums or singles. But we're ... LP, Vinyl record album
King Tee's second LP, with the Likwit posse beginning to come together. Production by Bilal Bashir (who'd later work with Styles Of Beyond and Divine Styler) and DJ Pooh showcasing a different side to the southern California West Coast beats, and guest appearances by E-Swift, Breeze and Cube. ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes "DJ Innovator", "Daddy's Home", "This Is So Hard", "Do It Again", "Momma Was A Rolling Stone", "Joker", "I Feel Good", "Girl I Luv You", "Caught Up", "Punk", "It's So Hot" and 'Rock ... LP, Vinyl record album
Def Jux strikes again! With El-P producing a large chunk of the tracks, the overall vibe of the album sounds very electronic and sweepingly futuristic. Tracks include "Dead Pan" by Aesop Rock, the headbangin "Hold The Floor" by Camu Tao, "Mic Molest" by Atoms Family ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – all drumbreaks all the way through! The record is a set of drum-only tracks performed by David Crigger, with the intention of making spare, straight drum tracks available for those that need them. Unlike other records of the type, these tracks are acoustic drums ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nas hasn't put out a completely successful full length since this all time classic from 92/93/94 – and if his legacy is just a bit tarnished by the hit-and-miss quality of his subsequent albums, and his all too public slaying at the hands of Jay-Z, nothing can take away the impact of this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pete Rock returns with an all star line up and his signature soulful beats. Appearances by Inspectah Deck, Kurupt, Meth, OC, Raekwon, Ghostface, Prodigy, Large Professor, Kool G Rap, Black Thought, CL Smooth, Common, Big Pun . . . Includes "Tru Master", "Half Man Half Amazin", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tight hip hop from and for the purists – the return of late 90s supergroup Polyrhythm Addicts – DJ Spinna, Mr Complex, Shabaam Sahdeeq and new member Tiye Phoenix bringing the female game! The cuts are mostly uptempo and have that classic, ever fresh style. Guests include fellow late ... LP, Vinyl record album
Great stuff from Chi stalwart Pugs Atomz – assembled as a stellar 9 song sampler – which finally offers some of Pugslee's best tracks on vinyl! Pugs is an unstoppable force in Chicago underground hip hop – as a fine MC and with his WHPK radio gig. If you're uninitiated, this EP ... LP, Vinyl record album