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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 epic second De La Soul album – a slightly deeper record than the upbeat 3 Feet High And Rising, but to us it's just as irrefutably classic – and among the best hip hop full lengths ever! The trio is still working with Prince Paul, so despite the cover image and declaration of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the harder albums to find by them, and a record that still has them maintaining a surprisingly high level of quality, in spite of its later date. Tracks include "Ghetto Is The World", "So Let The Fun Begin", "The Hip Hop Band", and "Speaking Of A Girl ... LP, Vinyl record album
Queen Latifah's second album – still very much in the prime of her early hip hop career! Latifah's got some great help here – and is working with beats by the 45 King, Naughty By Nature, K Cut of Main Source, and an incorrectly credited Louie Vega – all of whom bring some sharper ... LP, Vinyl record album
How can you resist an album with a picture of a baby on the cover with his hands and face covered in tattoos?! The ascendancy of Lil Wayne to the top of the rap game is proof positive that not only does the South rule 00s hip hop, but the streets too. 8 tracks on this double vinyl edition of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
The amazing promo-only 12" featuring the classic "Sh.fe. MC's" with A Tribe Called Quest that's availble only on this ep. On "Stix & Stonz", a nice 7-minute old school type track, De La Soul is joined by pioneers Grandmaster Cas, Tito of the Fearless Four, Whipper Whip ... LP, Vinyl record album
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong ... LP, Vinyl record album
Produced by Chill Will. With "Ghetto Blasta", "Skulls", "Only The Strong Survive", "Up In The Mountains", "Across The 110", "Ice Man Cometh", "2 Black 2 Strong" with Gamilah Shabazz, 'War On Drugs", "Goin' All Out" ... LP, Vinyl record album