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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.
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
Ghost is still probably our favorite solo Wu Tang MC, and if Pretty Toney isn't the bonafide classic that the Ironman and Supreme Clientele albums are, it's still great to have him out there with new material on a powerful label. Tracks include "Biscuits" feat Trife, "Beat The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Maybe you won't rate this one as timeless as Radio, but it still has an energy missing so much of the hip hop that would follow it. Besides, the raw drum machine and cuts approach to production holds up so many years later, and James' rhymes, brags and delivery represent a bygone era of hip hop ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Juice Crew at it's best with Marley Marl twisting the knobs – the lCold Chillin classic from MC Shan! Born To Be Wild is the middle effort in a trio of great, and at this point underappreciated album MC Shan cut for Cold Chillin, leaving a pretty solid legacy if strong mid 80s rap with ... 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
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
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
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
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