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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.
Mef's opus for '04: "The Prequel" featuring Streetlife, "Say What" with Missy Elliot, "Say What", "What's Happenin'", "The Motto", "We Some Dogs", "The Turn" featuring Raekwon, "Tease" with Chinky, "Rodeo" ... LP, Vinyl record album
A solid early 90s hip hop album, from the waning years of the Native Tongues. This one still takes us back with cuts like the singles "40 Below Trooper" and "My Jimmy Weighs A Ton". Also includes "Spark A New Flame", "All I Think About Is You", "Simple ... LP, Vinyl record album
It seems like when this came out, critics, promoters, and even DJs liked to drop the term "Trip Hop" whenever possible, and this album was held up as the watershed mark. A few years down the line and it still holds up, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, as much as a rock album (Shadow's ... LP, Vinyl record album
The solo lp, with conscious lyrics and production by Chuck D and a handful of others. Contains the tracks "No", "Generation Wrekkked", "Free Big Willie", "Talk Show Created The Fool", "Endonesia", "Horizontal Heroin", "Underdog" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Lyte raised the bar for female rappers on this late 80s album with her mic skills and lyrical finesse that took female MC's into a whole new realm, beyond "Roxanne" answer tracks. She takes on Roxanne Shante on "10% Dis", a classic battle track that sparked a great answer cycle ... LP, Vinyl record album
The gritty soundtrack to early 90s hood drama classic – heavy with some of biggest and best names in hop of the era –including Too Short, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Too Short, Brand Nubian, DJ Quik and more! 9 tracks on the vinyl version: Too Short "Only The Strong Survive", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Neo-classic boombap from Dilated Peoples –a team rooted strongly in time-honored group rap, compelling beats and turntablism – setting out to live up to the classic craft rather than re-invent the wheel, and deliver the goods track for track here! Not quite as nostalgic ans the more ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Funk Doctor Spock returns with guest appearances by Scarface, Treach, Meth, Saukrates, George Clinton, Keith Murray and Missy Elliott, among others. Includes "Diggy Doc", "Smash Sumthin'", "Enjoy Da Ride", "Bricks Two" & "Let's Get Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
One of Cannonball Adderley's excellent moody electric albums from the early 70s – with a stripped down vibe that's really nice, made even better by sweeeet production by David Axelrod! The set's got great keyboard work by George Duke and Hal Galper – both working in a spare, subtle ... LP, Vinyl record album