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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.
Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The Projects)", "The Hiatus", "Painz and Strife" with Pete Rock and Phife and the hit "JD's Revenge." LP, Vinyl record album
The sharp Bomb Squad-spearhead soundtrack to Juice – standing the test of time very well over the years, thanks to the genuine dopeness of prime early 90s tracks by Cypress Hill, Brand New Heavies, Eric B & Rakim, EPMD and more! Some of the nicest includes Naughty By Nature's "Uptown ... LP, Vinyl record album
This is the double vinyl promo edition of Finesse's comeback LP, with clean mixes of 15 tracks and guest spots from KRS-One, OC, Diamond, AG, MC Lyte and Akinyele, plus the bonus instrumental vinyl with 13 tracks. Includes the clean and instrumental versions of "Time Ta Bounce", "Bra ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice mid 90s hip hop album that seems to have become a bit of a bench warmer, though we'd say it deserves starting status for the class of '94. One of Easy Mo Bee's best set of tracks, and nice rhymes from Craig Mack! Includes the classic "Flava In Ya Ear", the cautionary "When ... LP, Vinyl record album
6 tracks in all: "Spoonin' Rap" by Spoonie Gee, "To The Beat (Y'all)" by Lady B., "Rapping And Rocking The House" by Funky Four Plus One, "Funk You Up" by Sequence, "Super Wolf Can Do It" by Super Wolf, and "Rappers Delight" by Sugar Hill ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "To My People", "Settin It Off", Run For Cover", "I Got Yo Back", "This Is What Happens", "Everybody On The Line Outside", "Last Night", "Straight Spittin", "Money Talks", "Cha Cha Cha", ... LP, Vinyl record album
14 Hip hop and R&B tracks from the Sunset Park soundtrack. Includes Mobb Deep "Back At You", Ghostface Killer & Raekwon "Motherless Child", Onyx "Thangz Changed", 2Pac "High 'Til I Die", Aaliyah "Are You Ready", Adina Howard "For the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nas reminded the world that he was still one of the best MCs alive with Stillmatic, imperfections of the album aside, and he does one better with God's Son! The best singles on God's Son are dynamite, and you can listen to to LP all the way through. 14 tracks in all: "The Cross", "& ... LP, Vinyl record album