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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.
Seminal late 80s righteous hip hop from KRS and Boogie Down Productions! By All Means Necessary shows remarkable change in lyrical style from Criminal Minded, delivering a eavy dose of knowledge at a time when so much hip hop was all about rocking the party. KRS's lyrics here mark a serious turn ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Murder Inc. chanteusse returns with another tight batch of chart soul/r&b, with the same sorta rough edges that made the first one stand out. Tracks include "Shany's World", "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)", "Breakup 2 Makeup", "I Found Lovin'", "Carry ... LP, Vinyl record album
The movie maybe a goofy, if undeniably amusing pop culture relic, but the Polydor soundtrack is a genuine win! This is an album that doubtlessly brought breakdance and old school hip hop culture into the eyes of middle America – but what helps it stand the test of time are some solid non-hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
Alright, here's a VERY solid full length from the magnificent beat-butchering Philly Mountain Brother DJ Chops – maybe the best producer-to-headliner LP we'll hear all year! (OK, so Kanye's is just as good, but lets face it, K doesn't really need our little plug now does he?) Consistency is ... LP, Vinyl record album
OK, a few of the tracks go for the crossover market, but on these two pieces of vinyl, there's at least one solid LP of Diamond D material. Standout cuts include "5 Fingas of Death" with DITC (Fat Joe, Big L, Lord Finesse), "This One" with Busta Rhymes, "No Wondah (The ... LP, Vinyl record album
A great little record – all drumbreaks all the way through! The record is a set of drum-only tracks performed by David Crigger, with the intention of making spare, straight drum tracks available for those that need them. Unlike other records of the type, these tracks are acoustic drums ... LP, Vinyl record album
The west coast producer behind Snoop, Cube and Too Short steps out on hisown and gets help from Roger Troutman, Charlie Wilson, Mista Grimm, Kam, Threat and others. 15 tracks in all, including "Bump Yo Speakers", "No Idea", "Whoop! Whoop!", "Get Money", ... LP, Vinyl record album
The final entry in the Good Morning Vietnam trilogy from veteran underground rhymer/writer MF Grimm and producer Drasar Monumental – perhaps the rawest and hardest hitting of the three! The smart, dexterous rhymes are laced with wartime imagery and backed by thematic samples throughout, ... LP, Vinyl record album
From the dawn of the crunk era, with the tracks "Ya'll N!ggas Don't Want None", "Brave Shirts", & "Bigga N!gga Anthem" by LGs, "Hit A Muthaf$cka" by Three Six Mafia, "Get That B!tch" by Da Organization, "They Don't Dance No Mo" by ... 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