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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 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
Great stuff from Chi stalwart Pugs Atomz – assembled as a stellar 9 song sampler – which finally offers some of Pugslee's best tracks on vinyl! Pugs is an unstoppable force in Chicago underground hip hop – as a fine MC and with his WHPK radio gig. If you're uninitiated, this EP ... LP, Vinyl record album
The other piece of the Hobo Junction puzzle, but with a remarkably different style than Saafir the Saucy Nomad. 16 tracks in all, including "Taxin", "Shot Callin & Big Ballin", "Whoridin", "Talkin Bout Bank (funk mode mix)", 'Westbound Campaign" and ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 out of the 11 songs from the King Tee IV Life LP. The best track is probably the posse cut "Free Style Ghetto", featuring Xzibit's first appearance on wax, as well as the Alkaholiks and Breeze. Other tracks include "Duck" featuring E-Swift, "Dippin", "You ... LP, Vinyl record album
Production by Clark Kent, the Ra himself, Vic of the Ghetto Pros, 45 King, Nick Wiz and Premier on 2 cuts. Includes "Flow Forever", "When I B On Tha Mic", "It's The R", "How I Get Down" and "Waiting For The World To End", 15 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
Def Jam must've been as high on Fishscale as the rest of the hip hop heads – as here's an official end of '06 addendum LP to the one of the better LPs from a Wu Tang alum in years! More Fish brings in a few more appearances by Ghost's Theodore Unit roster – with production by J-Live on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Headsprung", "Rub My Back", "I'm About To Get Her" with R Kelly, "Move Somethin'", "Shake It Baby", "Can't Explain It", "Feel The Beat", "Apple Cobbler", "1 In The Morning" and more. LP, Vinyl record album