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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, 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.
Ghostface's second full length – maybe the most worthwhile Wu solo project, and the best of all them since the first wave of the Wu. Ghost's flow is raw as hell, furious and re-energized, and so startlingly poetic that we were completely blown away on the first listen. The guests seem to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Includes "Turn It Up", "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See", "Rhymes Galore", "The Body Rock" and "Get Off my Black". Beats by Jay Dee, Easy Mo Bee and Rockwilder, among others, and guest spots by Jamal, Rampage, Lord Have Mercy, Rah Digga and ... LP, Vinyl record album
No sophomore slump for the second Eric B & Rakim album – benchmark hip hop of the first order and up there with the best of all time! Following up Paid In Pull was no easy task, and the appropriately titled Follow The Leader makes it look easy, completing one of the great one-two punches ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beats by Tony Dofat, Spunk Bigga and others. Guest rhymes by Mr Cheeks, Mase, Big L and the Lox. Includes "Gruff Express", "Harlem Kids Get Biz", "This Is How We Do", "What Part Of The Game", "Destined To Be", 'What You Want" and "Reppin' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Homicide", "It Is What It Is" feat Spider Loc, "Tattle Teller", "So Seductive" feat 50 Cent, "Eastside Westside", "Drama Setter" feat Eminem & Obie Trice, "We Don't Give A F***" feat 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & ... LP, Vinyl record album
A nice duo project from the never predictable RJD2 and fellow Philly denizen, and similarly genre-defying figure Aaron Livingston on vocals – mixing hip hop and raw funk into distinctive style all their own. It's good stuff, and it's good to still hear RJD2 ducking convention and hitting ... LP, Vinyl record album