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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.
The first and best batch from Son Doobie & Tomahawk Funk – produced by DJ Muggs, DJ Ralph M and T-Ray – mad blunted beats and tight, forceful rhymes – very much in the mode of early Cypress Hill and the prime Soul Assassins sound! Titles include "The Funkiest", ... LP, Vinyl record album
A QB landmark. Kool G Rap's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days, with production by Marley Marl at the peak of his early career. With the hits "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", "Poison", and "Rhymes I Express". Also includes Road To The Riches", " ... LP, Vinyl record album
His first and best LP from the days when being hardcore and/or sullen was not the first requirement for being an MC. Perfect mid-tempo production by Marly Marl. With Ace's impersonation of Biz Markie on "Me & the Biz" plus "Letter To The Better", "I Got Ta", " ... 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
11 tracks, including "Puerto Rico/Black People", "Feel The Vibe", "You & You & You", "Boriquas On Da Set" (original and remix), "The Cypher Pt 3", "Know Da Game" and "Pay Ya Dues", featuring an all start cast of rappers, ... LP, Vinyl record album
This sequel to Breakin was pretty bad, with an even more tenuous relationship to hip hop, but the soundtrack was saved from total ruin by George Kranz "Din Daa Daa", that has gone on to be subsequently sampled, and is a pretty fat 80s dance track on its own. The rest of the LP has that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Quite possibly the greatest album ever from Side Effect – a wonderful set that mixes their soulful harmonies with some killer jazz funk from Wayne Henderson! The album may be the most perfect realization of the groove that Henderson was going for during his At Home Productions years – ... LP, Vinyl record album