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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.
A monumental meeting of the majors – R Kelly and Jay Z, Jive and Def Jam, in a landmark record. Tracks include "Take You Home With Me aka Body", "Get This Money", "Best Of Both Worlds", "Naked", "It Ain't Personal", "Shake Ya Body" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Probably the best full length album from the rugged, ragged, ragefully rhymin' Mystikal – a set that lacks a classic on par with "Shake Ya Ass", but still holds plenty of other hot productions by the then young-and-hungry Neptunes, Scott Storch, Rockwilder and KLC. Tracks include ... 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 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
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
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
Soundtrack from the movie based on the Donald Goines novel of the same name. As you'd guess from the title, the LP is mostly a gangsta's paradise. Jay-Z "This Life Forever" has some nice production. Also new tracks from Mac Dre, Fifty Cent, Freddie Foxxx and more. 17 tracks on double ... 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 Return Of The Boom Bap, but the first proper KRS-One solo LP – with production by Premier and Kid Capri – one that finds him quite conciously and capably moving on preachier mode of some of the later Boogie Down Productions cuts! KRS really does sound energized and invigorated on ... 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