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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 instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
KRS first solo lp, with production by Premier and Kid Capri, has him trying to break out of the formula of the last BDP LP. OK, about half the material is forgettable, but the tracks that hit, more than make up for it. With the hits "Outta Here", "I Can't Wake Up", "Black ... LP, Vinyl record album
Production by KRS and Sam Sever. Includes "Live On Stage", "Remember When. . . ?", "B..B..B..Bklyn", "Wake Up, Wake Up!", "What Do You Do?", "Roll On Over", "To Sing All Night", "More", "Communication", ... LP, Vinyl record album
We may be in the minority here, but we're still fans of that mid-80's Pop Art sound. The album is a collection of his earlier single on Pop Art, with "Bring The Beat Back", "Stupid Fresh" and the novelty cuts "Yo Mutha" and "Do The Fila" the answer to Joeski ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the comps that rode the mid 90s wave of turntablism, with a nice time table inside the gatefold sleeve. Not as much over the top trickery as you might hear on the Return of The DJ compilations on Bomb, but some essential moments, like Cut Chemist's "Lesson 6" and the X-Men's " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Pure underground niceness from the always strong J-Live. 6 cuts recorded in the mid-to-late 90s: "Longevity", "Braggin' Writes" (vocal cut plus a Dome Cracker remix), "Can I Get It", and "School's In". LP, Vinyl record album
His second album with "Keep Risin' To The Top", "On The Strength", "Cut That Zero", "Guess? Who?", "Everybody Got 2 Get Some", "DEF=Doug E Fresh", "I'm Getting' Ready", "Ev'ry Body Loves A Star" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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