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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.
The 5th album by the Beastie Boys – and a prime example of a modern classic we didn't appreciate enough the first time time around – the wholly excellent Hello Nasty! We'll admit we were suffering a little Beasties fatigue by the time Hello Nasty came out in '98, but it sounds nothing ... LP, Vinyl record album
If Paul's Boutique was the Beasties' psychedelic hip hop Sgt Peppers, then Check Your Head is their White Album – a raw, stylistically sprawling, yet always connected batch of live instrumentation – backing rhymes that range from stream of consciousness to expertly written. Check Your ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Sometimes", "School Street", "Who We Be", "Trina Moe", "We Right Here", "Bloodline Anthem", "Shorty Was Da Bomb", "Damien III", "When I'm Nothing" featuring Stephanie Mills, "I Miss ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tracks include "Get Back", "#1 Spot", "Put Your Money" feat DMX, "Virgo" feat Nas & Doug E Fresh, "Hopeless" feat Trick Daddy, "Blueberry Yum Yum" feat Sleepy Brown, "Two Miles An Hour", "Pimpin' All Over The World" ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strange 2nd volume in the Tino series. The first one was mostly hip hop instrumental breaks, but this one is mostly Latin percussion samples – plus some stuff that's got more of a drum n bass groove to it. Not so much of a break record for DJs, at least not nearly as much as the first one ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 cuts from undedrground hip hop artists: Consequence "High Rollers", Drag-On "Yeah Yeah", Cuban Linx & Triple Sese "Up In Smoke", third Rail "Club Bnagers", Da Wastlanz "Roots", Da Ranjaz "The Squad", Showstopper's Fo My People" ... LP, Vinyl record album
The Roots make kind of a return to their own roots with the Tipping Point – a loose, funky, hip hop soul opus from the legendary Philly crew! The record's got a much more streamlined and focused ambition than Phrenology or Things Fall Apart – and it's a brilliant extenuation of their ... LP, Vinyl record album