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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.
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
Jay-Z brings in a huge ensemble of producers including Kayne West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, Neptunes, Timbaland, No ID and more. There are also more guests than any other Jay-Z album, including Faith Evans, Notorious BIG, Beyonce Knowles, Big Boi, Rakim, Lenny Kravitz, and more. Tracks include "H ... LP, Vinyl record album
A lost piece of the hip hop history puzzle, sort of a mid-school early 90s release, from back when Def Jam was still taking some risks putting out underground hip hop. Bosco Money rhymes over crisp beats and smooth loops from Sam Sever. A high point in the period we look back on as a sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the best debuts in the history of hip hop – and one of the most important albums the genre ever produced! Criminal Minded is landmark for a number of reasons. Among the biggest is, of course, that it was recorded with the late great DJ Scott La Rock – and he was soon to fall ... LP, Vinyl record album
Method Man's 06 LP – a much better album that its predecessor – featuring production by RZA and Erick Sermon on the best tracks – plus Scott Storch, Kwame and Mathematics! Tracks include "Is It Me", "Problem", "Somebody Done F**ked Up!", "Fall ... LP, Vinyl record album
On this version, you get two double LP's: "Out Of Business", supposedly the last album from EPMD, plus a double vinyl Greatest Hits. Stand out tracks from the new material include "Symphony 2000", an update of the Juice Crew classic featuring Redman, Method Man, and Lady Luck, ... LP, Vinyl record album
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Too Short's third LP on Jive, the last one before he started becoming a parody of himself. A few tracks have the same humor as his first two Jive LPs, and it includes the hit "The Ghetto" using the classic Donny Hathaway melody, and "Ain't Nuthin But A Word To Me" with Ice Cube ... LP, Vinyl record album
16 tracks in all: Alien Nation "BeneathThe Surface", Aceyalone & Self Jupitor "When The Sun Took A Day Off And The Moon Stood Still", Xoloxanximo, Blackbyrd & Rakaa-Iriscience "Who's Keeping Time?", Ellay Khule, 2Mex & Wreccless "BustMustJustUs (voc, ... 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