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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.
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
Soundtrack of "Set It Off" (with Latifah as Cleo) with hip hop and non-hip hop tracks. Latifah does a good job dissing some other female on MC's on "Name Callin'", the first dope song we've heard from Latifah in a while – we just wish they'd included the even doper "N ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tripped out hip hop from the super team of Madlib, fellow Stones Throw veteran MED and underground hero Blu – with an impressive guest roster that includes MF Doom, Aloe Blacc, Hodgy Beats, Oh No, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk, Jimetta Rose, Phonte, Frank Nitt and others! Madlib is on the beats ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tasty 2LP promo version of Marley's second album – darn tough to find on wax, and with guest appearances by Chuck D, LL, Intelligent Hoodlum, Master Ace, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane, and others. Includes "The Symphony Pt II", "No Bullshit", "I Be Gettin Busy", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
Masta Ace proves he's still got battle skills on "Acknowlege", with some of the best punchlines in a while. And some amazing self-reflection on "Dear Diary" – how many MC's can rhyme about the ups and downs of their career in hip hop with such brutal honesty. Hightlights ... LP, Vinyl record album
Production is handled by all sorts of folks – Just Blaze, Timbaland, Young Guru, EZ Elpee, etc, with guest spots by Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, and Twista. Tracks include "Do My", "I Get High", "We Get Low", "My Mind Right (rmx)", "PYT", "They' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes the hit "1, 2, Pass It" produced by Premier and featuring verses from Jeru, KRS, Mad Lion, Fat Joe, Doug E Fresh and Smif N Wessun. Also cuts from Juice, Big Jaz, Ill Will, and production from Evil D, TR Love, Diamond D, 45 King and Louie Vega. LP, Vinyl record album
38 tracks in all, spread out over 5 pieces of vinyl, including "You Don't Want To Go To War" and "The Party Don't Stop" by Mia X, "Break Em Off Something", "How You Do Dat", "Pass Da Green", "Hot Boys & Girls", "Plan B", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The production on this LP, mostly by Cold 187um, actually does an alright job capturing the NWA sound around the time of "Efil4Zaggin". And the lyrics remind us of how dope Ren was as part of NWA back then. Above The Law do a guest appearance, as does Khalid Muhammed. 11 tracks in all, ... LP, Vinyl record album