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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.
A big step forward for The Right Now – branching out from the retro soul of their past work into a bigger, brighter neo-classic sound – but still firmly rooted in soul! Now, as always, the band is an excellent showcase for the powerful voice of singer Stefanie Berecz – and she's ... LP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic debut from Chicago soul singer Jamila Woods – the kind of artist that makes us very proud to be located in the Windy City! Woods is an extremely inventive lyricist – strongly inspired by poetry, but also immediately trying to communicate in a wider spectrum with her sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bilal makes a great guest appearance here – adding an extra presence and depth to "Role Play" – a tune that's got this very unique sort of cascading bassline, and which is already nice enough with soulful vocals from Leron Thomas – but which really steps over the line ... LP, Vinyl record album
Funky fractured grooves from Liv.E – music that's even more abstract than some of the more underground cosmic soul of recent years – and we mean that in the best way possible! Beats are sharp and crackling, but also seem to fold back on themselves as well – as if the record's ... LP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly wonderful record from The Art of Noise – their first full LP, following the ep Into Battle With – and a much more open-ended array of beats, sounds, and that wonderful chunky Trevor Horn production! The album's got versions of some of the older singles – like "B ... LP, Vinyl record album
A raucous set from Detroit rhymer Danny Brown that finds that was poised to bust out pretty big like – and he's got the goods. His voice is unique, to say the least – with a kind of odd drawl that suits the semi-hinged, profane and undeniably skillful rhymes. Production by Frank Dukes ... LP, Vinyl record album
With "Boom Biddy Bye Bye (Fugees rmx)", "Throw Your Hands In The Air", "Intellectual Dons", "Hand On the Pump (Muggs' blunted mix)", "Whatta You Know", "Hits From The Bong (T-Ray's mix)", "Illusions (Q-tip rmx)", "Latin ... LP, Vinyl record album
Compilation of Payday artists with some tracks that don't appear on any other LP. Production by Premier, Buckwild, Big Jazz and Ice Cube. Includes Jay Z "In My Lifetime (rmx)", Gabrielle feat. OC "Give Me a Little More Time", Group Home "Tha Realness", "Sacrifice ... LP, Vinyl record album
4th volume in this set of production tools, featuring drums solo-ed up, all the way through, with tight rhythms for you to work with. This one's called the "Light Rock" set, so it has some more mellow and slower bits, and while the really downtempo tracks don't have much character, there ... LP, Vinyl record album
An amazing new chapter in the career of Robert Glasper – one of our favorite new jazz musicians of the past decade or so! This set features loads of Glasper's enigmatic piano lines – those fluid, elliptical sounds that are always filled with plenty of soul and imagination – ... LP, Vinyl record album
The G-funk classic, remastered and repackaged in a 2LP set. Tracks include "Bathtub", "G Funk Intro", "Gin And Juice", "Tha Shiznit", "Lodi Dodi", "Murder Was The Case", "Serial Killa", "Who Am I? (What's My Name)", ... LP, Vinyl record album