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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.
Guess who's back! A mid 00s reunion from the deep, deep dirty south's most notorious crew. Tracks include "Declaration Of War", "Yes, Yes, Y'all", "We Boogie", "When It Get's Gangsta" feat Z-Ro, "I Tried", "1, 2, 3", "G Code", ... 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
7 track mini LP featuring Rah Digga and Eminem: "Don't Look Now", "The Rah Rah", 'F**k Y'all Niggaz", "Rush Ya Clique", "Money, Money, Money", "It's Goin' Down" and "Night Life". 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
While the other standouts of the class of '95 like Nas, Jay Z and AZ drifted towards the Escobar/Gambino/Cristal style, Mobb Deep avoided that trend in this tight follow-up to their legendary Infamous debut! Their subject matter may not have evolved or expanded too much, but their strong ... 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
The Funk Doctor Spock returns with guest appearances by Scarface, Treach, Meth, Saukrates, George Clinton, Keith Murray and Missy Elliott, among others. Includes "Diggy Doc", "Smash Sumthin'", "Enjoy Da Ride", "Bricks Two" & "Let's Get Dirty". LP, Vinyl record album
An unusual collection of grooves from the old school – some funk, some hip hop – all with a sweet 80s vibe! Titles include "Cars" by Zulu Kings, "Woppit" by B Fats, "Super Trooper" by Extra Curricular, "I'm Hot" by The Rangers, "What's The ... 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