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They are updated every day based on currency rates quoted to us by our bank —
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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.
Classic Afro-centric hip-hop from the golden era, with the dynamic duo Brother J and Professor X rapping over seriously slamming jeep beats. Tracks include "Funkin Lesson", "Shaft's Big Score", "Earth Bound", "Tribal Jam", "Grand Verbalizer, What Time ... LP, Vinyl record album
A very underrated early 90s left coast effort from this largely slept on one album wonder. Snapping production, clever lyrics, hard as hell to find on vinyl, this album's a hip hop insider's dream! 11 tracks in all, including "White Green", "Fallin", "Def Do Us Part" ... LP, Vinyl record album
More electro than hip hop – with more Linn drums than you'd hope to find in a mid-80s thrift shop! Titles include "High Noon", "B-Boys Beware", "Hot Hot Sound", "Destiny", and "Scratch This". LP, Vinyl record album
This one plays more like a Roc posse LP than a Jay album, with Memph Bleek and the ever rugged Beanie Siegel prominently featured throughout the album. 16 tracks in all from the height of the "hot" sound, with the breakout Neptunes hit "I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Talib returns with another very strong full length set – lyrics blazing like wildfire, enveloped by beats by Dave West, Kanye, the Neptunes, Hi Tek, Just Blaze and others! Kweli has assembled a laundry list of capital names to man the boards on these tracks, but the producers collectively ... LP, Vinyl record album
In spite of their name Jurassic 5 deliver thoroughly new school hip hop, but with an eye over their shoulder to the old school sound of groups like the Treacherous Three and Funky Four + 1. Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark keep the production nice and funky, but steer clear of the repetitive sound of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Kendrick Lamar takes wider creative left turns than ever before on To Pimp A Butterfly – with a funk steeped production style that filters tried-and-true P Funk influences through leftfield modern beatcraft styles, inspired by cats like Madlib to Thundercat, the latter of whom is an official ... LP, Vinyl record album