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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 first mind-blowin' bombed out LP from the legendary PE! Public Enemy was still finding its voice on this debut effort, and if it's not quite the revolutionary experience to be found on the following couple of albums, it's still a fascinating effort and one of the best and most original hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
The fantastic first album from LL Cool J – one that really kicked off a whole new school of hip hop – the early Def Jam era! Radio features straight up excellent early Def production from Rick Rubin and loads of tight tracks from LL – whose charisma continued to flow for the next ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mef's opus for '04: "The Prequel" featuring Streetlife, "Say What" with Missy Elliot, "Say What", "What's Happenin'", "The Motto", "We Some Dogs", "The Turn" featuring Raekwon, "Tease" with Chinky, "Rodeo" ... 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
Tracks include "3 Kings", "Like A Boss" feat Bun B & TI, "Diamonds", "I Ain't Heard Of That (rmx)" feat Bun B, "Click Clack" feat Pusha, Everybody Loves A Pimp", "Already Platinum" feat Pharrell, "Ashy To Classy", "P ... LP, Vinyl record album
Crispy, creative work from the team of Blu & Exile – a duo who may well be one of the most creative studio talents we've heard in years! There's loads of warm acoustic samples dropped into the mix – set against a sharper edge from the production, but still delivered with plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of those album's you have to love – not only because it's extra dope, but because it's a slept on gem by one of hip hop's pioneers – one that keeps it real in a sense that seems lost so many years down the line! Raw beats and ultimately fairly simple, but charismatic rhymes that ... LP, Vinyl record album
10 tracks from the late 80s crew headed by Ice T, including Low Profile "Think You Can Hang?", Everlast "Syndication", Donald Dee "Name Of The Game", Toddy Tee "I Need A Rolex", the Spinmasters "Bustin' loose" and others, mostly produced by Ice T ... LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On ... LP, Vinyl record album